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Light earthquake 4.9 mag, 33 km S of Ōfunato, Japan

Earthquake location 38.7785S, 141.6534WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Ōfunato in Japan. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000dh8b. Unique identifier: us7000dh8b. Global time and date of event 08/03/21 / 2021-03-08 23:29:58 / March 8, 2021 @ 11:29 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 141.6534° East, latitude 38.7785° North, depth = 67.41 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 67.41 km (42 miles). The temblor was picked up at 23:29:58 / 11:29 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iwanuma, Miyako, Sendai. Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 33 km S of Ōfunato, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.6534° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.7785° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 67.41 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33 km S of Ōfunato, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-03-08 23:29:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-08 23:47:44 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 369 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.059 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000dh8b Id of event.
Event Code 7000dh8b An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000dh8b, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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