A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Ofunato in Japan on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53.8 km (33 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 142.2832° East, 38.84° North, depth 53.8 km. The temblor was reported at 10:29:37 / 10:29 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000abra. Unique identifier: us2000abra. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/08/17 / 2017-08-23 01:29:37 / August 23, 2017 @ 1:29 am.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (38 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tōno, Yamada, Ōtsuchi. Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 55 km ESE of Ofunato, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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