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Strong earthquake: M6.4 quake has struck near Ofunato in Japan

Earthquake location 38.9157S, 142.0528WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.0528° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.9157° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km 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 2020-04-19 20:39:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-19 20:56:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 631 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 2.02 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 132 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000903m Id of event.
Event Code 7000903m An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000903m, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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