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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Ofunato in Japan

Earthquake location 38.8394S, 141.8924WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Ofunato in Japan. Global time and date of event 06/03/19 / 2019-03-06 18:43:47 / March 6, 2019 @ 6:43 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 141.8924° East, latitude 38.8394° North, depth = 54.54 km. 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: us1000jbb2. Id of event: us1000jbb2. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:43:47 / 3:43 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54.54 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface.

The epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hanamaki, Miyako, Matsushima (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 29 km SSE of Ofunato, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.8924° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.8394° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54.54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km SSE 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 18:43:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-06 19:36:54 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 246 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 1.3 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 168 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 us1000jbb2 Id of event.
Event Code 1000jbb2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000jbb2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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