A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Ofunato in Japan. The epicenter was at a depth of 56.89 km (35 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000g4xe. Event ids that are associated: us2000g4xe. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.984 East, latitude 38.8754 North, depth = 56.89 km. The temblor was detected at 18:13:52 / 6:13 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/07/18 / 2018-07-14 09:13:52 / July 14, 2018 @ 9:13 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kogota, Kitakami, Miyako (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 31 km SE of Ofunato, Japan.
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