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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Ishinomaki in Japan



Earthquake location 38.1642S, 141.6788WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10004x6d. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004x6d. Global time and date of event 13/03/16 / 2016-03-13 08:44:10 / March 13, 2016 @ 8:44 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 17:44:10 / 5:44 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 46.62 km (29 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 141.6788 East, latitude 38.1642 North, depth = 46.62 km.

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Marumori, Ōkawara, Kakuda. Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 74 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 seven and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 43 km SE of Ishinomaki, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.6788° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.1642° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 46.62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km SE 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 2016-03-13 08:44:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-09 12:30:05 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 284 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 0.761 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 135 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 us10004x6d Id of event.
Event Code 10004x6d An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004x6d, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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