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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 36 km SE of Ishinomaki, Japan



Earthquake location 38.202S, 141.6134WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.6134° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.202° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 49.84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km 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 2016-04-26 15:01:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-26 15:24:40 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 3.4 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 401 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 0.73 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 101 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 us10005bmk Id of event.
Event Code 10005bmk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005bmk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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