A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Ofunato in Japan on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude 142.2843 East, latitude 38.856 North, depth = 35 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/02/20 / 2020-02-26 18:02:44 / February 26, 2020 @ 6:02 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:02:44 / 3:02 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600089i3. Id of event: us600089i3.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tōno, Yamada, Ōtsuchi. The epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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