A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan. Id of earthquake: us20004unx. Event ids that are associated: us20004unx. Exact location, longitude 141.9514° East, latitude 38.2843° North, depth = 56.19 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 56.19 km (35 miles). The temblor was picked up at 20:37:43 / 8:37 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/01/16 / 2016-01-26 11:37:43 / January 26, 2016 @ 11:37 am.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Iwanuma, Sendai, Sendai-shi (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Tomiya (c. 42 500 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 58 km ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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