A 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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