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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 51 km ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan

Earthquake location 38.3164S, 141.8767WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.8767° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.3164° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 44.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km 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 2016-02-24 16:10:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-24 16:31:21 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.9 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 385 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 0.967 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 133 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 us10004scg Id of event.
Event Code 10004scg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004scg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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