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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Ofunato in Japan

Earthquake location 38.8615S, 142.1274WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Ofunato in Japan on Monday. Exact time and date of earthquake 10/06/19 / 2019-06-10 13:12:35 / June 10, 2019 @ 1:12 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us70003xn3. Event ids that are associated: us70003xn3. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:12:35 / 10:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 142.1274 East, latitude 38.8615 North, depth = 37.83 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.83 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface.

The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Yamoto (c. 32 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Wakuya, Yamoto, Mizusawa.

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-six 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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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. 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: 42 km ESE of Ofunato, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.1274° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.8615° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.83 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km ESE 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 2019-06-10 13:12:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-06-10 14:03:24 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 312 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 1.444 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.28 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 us70003xn3 Id of event.
Event Code 70003xn3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003xn3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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