A 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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