A 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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