A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Ōfunato in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.1402 East, latitude 38.7333 North, depth = 48.99 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 48.99 km (30 miles). Global time and date of event 12/09/20 / 2020-09-12 03:02:54 / September 12, 2020 @ 3:02 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 03:02:54 / 3:02 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us7000bpdc. Event ids that are associated: us7000bpdc.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wakuya, Ichinoseki, Yamoto. Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Yamoto (c. 32 000 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 52 km SE of Ōfunato, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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