A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Ofunato in Japan. The temblor was reported at 03:34:40 / 3:34 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/06/18 / 2018-06-13 18:34:40 / June 13, 2018 @ 6:34 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 41.8 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us1000evkz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000evkz. Exact location of event, depth 41.8 km, 142.1708° East, 38.5686° North.
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōtsuchi, Wakuya, Yamoto (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Yamoto (c. 32 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Wakuya (c. 18 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 68 km SE of Ofunato, Japan.
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