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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 15 km ESE of Ofunato, Japan

Earthquake location 39.0144S, 141.8846WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Ofunato in Japan. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:59:47 / 11:59 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 62.59 km (39 miles). Exact location, longitude 141.8846° East, latitude 39.0144° North, depth = 62.59 km. Global time and date of event 28/01/20 / 2020-01-28 14:59:47 / January 28, 2020 @ 2:59 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us70007k44. Unique identifier: us70007k44.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kogota, Yamoto, Ishinomaki (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two 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 earthquakes 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: 15 km ESE of Ofunato, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.8846° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.0144° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 62.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km ESE 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 2020-01-28 14:59:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-10 21:48:43 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 284 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 1.43 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 140 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 us70007k44 Id of event.
Event Code 70007k44 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007k44, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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