A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Ofunato in Japan. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 142.1823° East, 38.5676° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:53:32 / 7:53 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70005whb. Unique identifier: us70005whb. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/10/19 / 2019-10-20 22:53:32 / October 20, 2019 @ 10:53 pm.
Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Yamoto (c. 32 000 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Wakuya (c. 18 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ōtsuchi, Wakuya, Yamoto. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 69 km SE of Ofunato, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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