A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Ofunato in Japan. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/05/19 / 2019-05-18 01:18:03 / May 18, 2019 @ 1:18 am. Exact location of event, depth 77.64 km, 141.7729° East, 38.9378° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 77.64 km (48 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:18:03 / 10:18 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: usd000a26m. Event ids that are associated: usd000a26m. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Morioka-shi, Tomiya, Rifu. Earthquake epicenter was 100 km (62 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 15 km SSE of Ofunato, Japan.
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