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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Ishinomaki in Japan



Earthquake location 38.4818S, 141.8788WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan. Exact location of event, depth 60.57 km, 141.8788° East, 38.4818° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003mzd. Id of event: us10003mzd. The temblor was detected at 11:53:45 / 11:53 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 60.57 km (38 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/09/15 / 2015-09-30 02:53:45 / September 30, 2015 @ 2:53 am.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sendai, Sendai-shi, Kamaishi. The epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Every 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

Questions or comments?

How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 51 km E of Ishinomaki, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.8788° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.4818° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 60.57 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km E of Ishinomaki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-09-30 02:53:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-14 04:31:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 312 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 1.054 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 135 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 us10003mzd Id of event.
Event Code 10003mzd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003mzd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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