A 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.
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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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