A 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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