A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 49.84 km (31 miles). Unique identifier: us10005bmk. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005bmk. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/04/16 / 2016-04-26 15:01:26 / April 26, 2016 @ 3:01 pm. The temblor was detected at 00:01:26 / 12:01 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 141.6134 East, latitude 38.202 North, depth = 49.84 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hobaramachi, Yanagawamachi-saiwaichō, Ōfunato (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Tomiya (c. 42 500 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 36 km SE of Ishinomaki, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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