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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Ōfunato in Japan

Earthquake location 38.8957S, 142.2264WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Ōfunato in Japan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 49.61 km (31 miles). Unique identifier: us7000bdi6. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000bdi6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 27/08/20 / 2020-08-27 00:48:43 / August 27, 2020 @ 12:48 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 00:48:43 / 12:48 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.2264 East, latitude 38.8957 North, depth = 49.61 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ichinoseki, Miyako, Tōno (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 48 km ESE of Ōfunato, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.2264° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.8957° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 49.61 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48 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 2020-08-27 00:48:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-27 01:13:05 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 312 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 2.092 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 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 us7000bdi6 Id of event.
Event Code 7000bdi6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bdi6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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