A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/02/16 / 2016-02-05 23:16:45 / February 5, 2016 @ 11:16 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 45.34 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 08:16:45 / 8:16 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20004z28. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004z28. Exact location of event, longitude 141.7152 East, latitude 38.2787 North, depth = 45.34 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Marumori, Ōkawara, Kakuda (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Tomiya (c. 42 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 39 km ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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