A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from ?funato in Japan. Event id: us6000a608. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000a608. Exact location of event, longitude 142.4472 East, latitude 38.6824 North, depth = 25.24 km. The temblor was detected at 17:46:06 / 5:46 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/05/20 / 2020-05-28 17:46:06 / May 28, 2020 @ 5:46 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 25.24 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yamada, Ōtsuchi, Kamaishi (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (52 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 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-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 76 km SE of ?funato, Japan.
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