A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Ofunato in Japan. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/12/19 / 2019-12-21 03:00:19 / December 21, 2019 @ 3:00 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 12:00:19 / 12:00 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70006x0g. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006x0g. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 60 km (37 miles). Exact location of event, depth 60 km, 142.2219° East, 38.9246° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mizusawa, Ichinoseki, Miyako. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 94 km (59 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-nine 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 46 km ESE of Ofunato, Japan.
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