A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported near the east coast of Honshu, Japan kilometers (0 miles) from Honshu in Japan on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 30.87 km (19 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:49:04 / 3:49 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us7000bma2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bma2. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/09/20 / 2020-09-12 03:49:04 / September 12, 2020 @ 3:49 am. Exact location of earthquake, 142.3626° East, 38.7287° North, depth 30.87 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yamada, Ōtsuchi, Kamaishi (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.
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