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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near Ofunato in Japan

Earthquake location 38.9378S, 141.7729WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.7729° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.9378° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 77.64 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km 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 2019-05-18 01:18:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-18 01:37:56 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 354 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 1.317 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 134 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 usd000a26m Id of event.
Event Code d000a26m An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,usd000a26m, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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