A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 96 km SE of Ōfunato, Japan (60 miles) on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/09/20 / 2020-09-12 20:29:36 / September 12, 2020 @ 8:29 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 36.17 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 142.4798° East, latitude 38.4366° North, depth = 36.17 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:29:36 / 8:29 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us7000bpe0. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000bpe0. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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-eight 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.
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