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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag strikes near Ofunato in Japan

Earthquake location 38.7067S, 141.7579WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.7579° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.7067° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 63 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km S 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 2019-03-06 19:26:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-06 19:59:38 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 370 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 1.131 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 99 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 us1000jbd6 Id of event.
Event Code 1000jbd6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000jbd6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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