A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Ōfunato in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 02:44:11 / 2:44 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33.41 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 142.251 East, latitude 38.7574 North, depth = 33.41 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/09/20 / 2020-09-12 02:44:11 / September 12, 2020 @ 2:44 am. Unique identifier: us7000bm9m. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000bm9m.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hanamaki, Shiogama, Furukawa. Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (56 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 120 km (75 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 117 km (73 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 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. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 58 km SE of Ōfunato, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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