A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Ōfunato in Japan on Tuesday. Event id: us7000c82f. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000c82f. The temblor was picked up at 03:44:25 / 3:44 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 61.98 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 27/10/20 / 2020-10-27 03:44:25 / October 27, 2020 @ 3:44 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 142.0217° East, latitude 38.623° North, depth = 61.98 km.
Epicenter of the event was 67 km (42 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yamada, Furukawa, Shiogama (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
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 five and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 56 km SSE of Ōfunato, Japan.
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