A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/02/16 / 2016-02-24 16:10:50 / February 24, 2016 @ 4:10 pm. Exact location, longitude 141.8767° East, latitude 38.3164° North, depth = 44.9 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004scg. Id of event: us10004scg. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 44.9 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 01:10:50 / 1:10 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōkawara, Kakuda, Watari. Earthquake epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Tomiya (c. 42 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 51 km ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan.
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