A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Ofunato in Japan on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us2000a5xf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a5xf. Exact location of event, longitude 142.5208 East, latitude 38.7824 North, depth = 35 km. Global time and date of event 02/08/17 / 2017-08-02 00:19:21 / August 2, 2017 @ 12:19 am UTC/GMT. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:19:21 / 10:19 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yamada, Ōtsuchi, Kamaishi (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 76 km ESE of Ofunato, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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