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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Ofunato in Japan

Earthquake location 38.9776S, 142.0255WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Ofunato in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000i489. Id of event: us1000i489. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/12/18 / 2018-12-03 02:45:57 / December 3, 2018 @ 2:45 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.0255 East, latitude 38.9776 North, depth = 59.5 km. The temblor was detected at 11:45:57 / 11:45 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 59.5 km (37 miles).

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wakuya, Hanamaki, Ishinomaki. Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop).

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 two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. 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: 28 km ESE of Ofunato, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.0255° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.9776° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km 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 2018-12-03 02:45:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-14 01:23:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 284 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 1.472 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 176 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000i489 Id of event.
Event Code 1000i489 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000i489, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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