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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Ofunato in Japan

Earthquake location 38.553S, 142.3594WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Ofunato in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.87 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 25/03/20 / 2020-03-25 22:18:20 / March 25, 2020 @ 10:18 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us70008g42. Event ids that are associated: us70008g42. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.3594 East, latitude 38.553 North, depth = 41.87 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:18:20 / 7:18 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kamaishi, Ōfunato (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (57 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 80 km SE of Ofunato, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.3594° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.553° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 80km SE 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 2020-03-25 22:18:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-25 22:43:55 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 271 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 2.446 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 162 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 us70008g42 Id of event.
Event Code 70008g42 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008g42, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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