A 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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