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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 48 km SE of Ōfunato, Japan

Earthquake location 38.7836S, 142.1435WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Ōfunato in Japan. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000c356. Unique identifier: us6000c356. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/09/20 / 2020-09-30 13:58:44 / September 30, 2020 @ 1:58 pm. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:58:44 / 1:58 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 142.1435° East, latitude 38.7836° North, depth = 42.07 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42.07 km (26 miles).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kogota, Miyako, Mizusawa. Earthquake epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Yamoto (c. 32 000 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 48 km SE of Ōfunato, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.1435° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.7836° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42.07 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48 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 2020-09-30 13:58:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-05 14:27:57 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 354 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 2.169 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.6 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 117 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 us6000c356 Id of event.
Event Code 6000c356 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c356, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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