A earthquake magnitude 6.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Ofunato in Japan. Exact location of event, depth 41.73 km, 142.0528° East, 38.9157° North. Unique identifier: us7000903m. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000903m. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/04/20 / 2020-04-19 20:39:06 / April 19, 2020 @ 8:39 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 41.73 km (26 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 05:39:06 / 5:39 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sendai, Shizukuishi, Sendai-shi (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 126 km (79 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 125 km (78 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 117 km (73 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop).
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 have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 33 km ESE of Ofunato, Japan.
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