A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Ofunato in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:47:05 / 8:47 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 61.32 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/07/18 / 2018-07-02 11:47:05 / July 2, 2018 @ 11:47 am. Unique identifier: us2000fycm. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000fycm. Exact location, longitude 142.0517° East, latitude 38.8254° North, depth = 61.32 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kogota, Miyako, Mizusawa (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 80 km (49 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 39 km SE of Ofunato, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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