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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Ōfunato in Japan

Earthquake location 38.9259S, 141.7045WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Ōfunato in Japan. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000aqbt. Id of event: us7000aqbt. Exact location, longitude 141.7045° East, latitude 38.9259° North, depth = 81.49 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 11/07/20 / 2020-07-11 13:11:57 / July 11, 2020 @ 1:11 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 81.49 km (51 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 13:11:57 / 1:11 pm (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 67 km (41 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tomiya, Rifu, Shiogama (min 5000 pop).

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-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 16 km S of Ōfunato, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.7045° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.9259° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 81.49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16 km S of Ōfunato, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-07-11 13:11:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-18 20:58:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 284 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 1.925 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 150 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 us7000aqbt Id of event.
Event Code 7000aqbt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000aqbt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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