A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Otsuchi in Japan on Sunday. Exact location of event, depth 45.38 km, 141.9768° East, 39.3139° North. The temblor was reported at 12:02:40 / 12:02 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/09/19 / 2019-09-15 03:02:40 / September 15, 2019 @ 3:02 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 45.38 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us70005gk2. Unique identifier: us70005gk2.
Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shizukuishi, Ichinoseki, Morioka-shi (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 8 km SE of Otsuchi, Japan.
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