A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Ōfunato in Japan on Thursday. Exact location, longitude 141.6111° East, latitude 38.7912° North, depth = 100.3 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:27:24 / 9:27 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 100.3 km (62 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/12/20 / 2020-12-24 21:27:24 / December 24, 2020 @ 9:27 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000d2q4. Unique identifier: us6000d2q4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sendai, Sendai-shi, Yamada (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 88 km (55 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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