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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Ofunato in Japan

Earthquake location 38.7527S, 142.3141WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Ofunato in Japan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 36.33 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 142.3141 East, latitude 38.7527 North, depth = 36.33 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/05/19 / 2019-05-04 19:51:44 / May 4, 2019 @ 7:51 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003gqx. Id of event: us70003gqx. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:51:44 / 4:51 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ishinomaki, Tōno, Yamada (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 96 km (59 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 62 km SE of Ofunato, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.3141° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.7527° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 62km SE 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 2019-05-04 19:51:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-04 22:23:39 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 326 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 1.488 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 135 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70003gqx Id of event.
Event Code 70003gqx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003gqx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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