A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Ōfunato in Japan. The temblor was picked up at 09:35:48 / 9:35 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us7000csn1. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000csn1. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.79 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 20/12/20 / 2020-12-20 09:35:48 / December 20, 2020 @ 9:35 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 44.79 km, 142.4679° East, 38.7078° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close 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 Yamada, Ōtsuchi, Kamaishi. Epicenter of the event was 82 km (51 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 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 three and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 76 km ESE of Ōfunato, Japan.
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