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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 64 km SSE of Ofunato, Japan

Earthquake location 38.5443S, 142.0323WA 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 64 km SSE of Ofunato, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.0323° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.5443° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 64km SSE 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 2019-12-30 04:32:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-16 04:13:07 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 298 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 3.012 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 136 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 us7000705i Id of event.
Event Code 7000705i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000705i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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