A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Ofunato in Japan on Thursday. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/03/19 / 2019-03-06 19:26:00 / March 6, 2019 @ 7:26 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 04:26:00 / 4:26 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000jbd6. Unique identifier: us1000jbd6. Exact location of earthquake, 141.7579° East, 38.7067° North, depth 63 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 63 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hanamaki, Sendai, Sendai-shi.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 40 km S of Ofunato, Japan.
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