A 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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