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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 58 km ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan

Earthquake location 38.2843S, 141.9514WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.9514° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.2843° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 56.19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58km ESE 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 2016-01-26 11:37:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-26 12:01:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 341 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 1.006 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 96 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 us20004unx Id of event.
Event Code 20004unx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004unx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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