A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Ōfunato in Japan on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us6000b8s1. Event ids that are associated: us6000b8s1. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 65.59 km (41 miles). Exact location of event, depth 65.59 km, 142.028° East, 38.9424° North. Global time and date of event 28/07/20 / 2020-07-28 10:46:31 / July 28, 2020 @ 10:46 am UTC/GMT. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:46:31 / 10:46 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hanamaki, Yamoto, Wakuya (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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