A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Ofunato in Japan on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:32:31 / 1:32 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/12/19 / 2019-12-30 04:32:31 / December 30, 2019 @ 4:32 am. Exact location of event, longitude 142.0323 East, latitude 38.5443 North, depth = 51 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000705i. Unique identifier: us7000705i.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Furukawa, Ōtsuchi, Shiogama (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (41 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-seven 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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