A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Ofunato in Japan on Thursday. The temblor was detected at 06:34:59 / 6:34 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 108 km (67 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 23/01/19 / 2019-01-23 21:34:59 / January 23, 2019 @ 9:34 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 141.5705 East, latitude 39.1446 North, depth = 108 km. Id of earthquake: us2000je5i. Event ids that are associated: us2000je5i.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yokotemachi, Yamoto, Ishinomaki. Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 15 km WNW of Ofunato, Japan.
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