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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag was detected near Ofunato in Japan

Earthquake location 38.8696S, 142.1203WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Ofunato in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 142.1203° East, latitude 38.8696° North, depth = 36.55 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:32:20 / 6:32 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 22/03/18 / 2018-03-22 21:32:20 / March 22, 2018 @ 9:32 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 36.55 km (23 miles). Event id: us1000d7pc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d7pc.

Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kogota, Kitakami, Wakuya.

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-one 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 41 km ESE of Ofunato, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.1203° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.8696° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.55 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km ESE of Ofunato, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-22 21:32:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-22 22:05:57 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 355 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.446 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 85 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000d7pc Id of event.
Event Code 1000d7pc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d7pc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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