A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Ōfunato in Japan on Monday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d177. Id of event: us7000d177. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/01/21 / 2021-01-18 20:47:32 / January 18, 2021 @ 8:47 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 142.0383 East, latitude 38.9863 North, depth = 59.99 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 59.99 km (37 miles). The temblor was reported at 20:47:32 / 8:47 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kogota, Yamoto, Wakuya.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 29 km ESE of Ōfunato, Japan.
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