A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Ofunato in Japan. Event id: us2000ixqu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ixqu. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 42.02 km (26 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.0621 East, latitude 38.7211 North, depth = 42.02 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/12/18 / 2018-12-26 16:48:53 / December 26, 2018 @ 4:48 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 01:48:53 / 1:48 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Shiogama, Furukawa, Matsushima (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 49 km SE of Ofunato, Japan.
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