A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 54.44 km (34 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:13:37 / 5:13 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/10/18 / 2018-10-20 20:13:37 / October 20, 2018 @ 8:13 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000hf2k. Unique identifier: us1000hf2k. Exact location of event, depth 54.44 km, 141.691° East, 37.8889° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Tomiya (c. 42 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kogota, Tomiya, Wakuya.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-seven 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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 67 km SSE of Ishinomaki, Japan.
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