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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Ofunato in Japan

Earthquake location 38.8495S, 142.142WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Ofunato in Japan on Friday. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:11:00 / 8:11 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005mdc. Id of event: us70005mdc. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/09/19 / 2019-09-27 11:11:00 / September 27, 2019 @ 11:11 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.142 East, latitude 38.8495 North, depth = 35 km.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Wakuya, Yamoto, Mizusawa. Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (54 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Yamoto (c. 32 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 44 km SE of Ofunato, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.142° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.8495° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km SE 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 2019-09-27 11:11:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-09-27 12:10:42 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 326 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 1.445 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 145 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 us70005mdc Id of event.
Event Code 70005mdc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005mdc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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