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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Ishinomaki in Japan

Earthquake location 38.2787S, 141.7152WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.7152° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.2787° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 45.34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km 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 2016-02-05 23:16:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-22 00:28:56 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 0.837 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 151 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 us20004z28 Id of event.
Event Code 20004z28 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004z28, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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