A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Ōfunato in Japan. 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 54.88 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/01/21 / 2021-01-23 11:19:03 / January 23, 2021 @ 11:19 am. The temblor was picked up at 11:19:03 / 11:19 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.3542 East, latitude 38.8729 North, depth = 54.88 km. Unique identifier: us7000d2nn. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000d2nn.
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 Miyako, Tōno, Yamada. Epicenter of the earthquake was 93 km (58 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 59 km ESE of Ōfunato, Japan.
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