A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Ofunato in Japan. Exact location, longitude 142.2816° East, latitude 38.5091° North, depth = 43.47 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/11/17 / 2017-11-06 01:34:32 / November 6, 2017 @ 1:34 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 43.47 km (27 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:34:32 / 10:34 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000bj2l. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bj2l.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 86 km (53 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Yamoto (c. 32 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yamoto, Kamaishi, Ishinomaki (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 79 km SE of Ofunato, Japan.
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