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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Ishinomaki in Japan

Earthquake location 38.2034S, 141.9152WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan on Friday. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/01/16 / 2016-01-28 20:47:27 / January 28, 2016 @ 8:47 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004vcv. Id of event: us20004vcv. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:47:27 / 5:47 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 37.85 km, 141.9152° East, 38.2034° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.85 km (24 miles).

Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Tomiya (c. 42 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōfunato, Watari, Iwanuma.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 58 km ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.9152° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.2034° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.85 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 2016-01-28 20:47:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-24 00:38:24 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 326 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 0.949 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 130 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 us20004vcv Id of event.
Event Code 20004vcv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004vcv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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