A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Ofunato in Japan on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/04/20 / 2020-04-20 01:49:37 / April 20, 2020 @ 1:49 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us70009076. Event ids that are associated: us70009076. The temblor was picked up at 10:49:37 / 10:49 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 142.143° East, 38.8294° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mizusawa, Wakuya, Miyako. Epicenter of the earthquake was 86 km (54 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Yamoto (c. 32 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 45 km SE of Ofunato, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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