Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today

Light World Earthquakes Magnitude 4-4.9

Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Ōfunato in Japan

Earthquake location 38.9424S, 142.028WA 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.

Did you feel it?

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: 30 km ESE of Ōfunato, Japan.

Copyright © 2020 All rights reserved.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.028° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.9424° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 65.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30 km ESE 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 2020-07-28 10:46:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-22 11:11:38 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 298 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 1.988 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 173 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 us6000b8s1 Id of event.
Event Code 6000b8s1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000b8s1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply