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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag strikes near Ōfunato in Japan

Earthquake location 38.6591S, 142.3986WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Ōfunato in Japan. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bm9p. Id of event: us7000bm9p. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.18 km (26 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 12/09/20 / 2020-09-12 02:50:43 / September 12, 2020 @ 2:50 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 142.3986° East, latitude 38.6591° North, depth = 41.18 km. The temblor was detected at 02:50:43 / 2:50 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ishinomaki, Yamada, Ōtsuchi (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 99 km (62 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 74 km SE of Ōfunato, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.3986° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.6591° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.18 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 74 km SE 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 2020-09-12 02:50:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-12 03:09:08 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 369 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 2.363 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 136 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 us7000bm9p Id of event.
Event Code 7000bm9p An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bm9p, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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