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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Ishinomaki in Japan



Earthquake location 38.2714S, 141.7977WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan. The temblor was reported at 08:27:01 / 8:27 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/09/16 / 2016-09-01 23:27:01 / September 1, 2016 @ 11:27 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 42.27 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10006jhv. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006jhv. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 141.7977° East, latitude 38.2714° North, depth = 42.27 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ōkawara, Kakuda, Ichinoseki (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 81 km (51 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 81 km (50 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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 46 km ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.7977° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.2714° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42.27 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 46km 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 2016-09-01 23:27:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-01 23:57:39 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 326 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 0.891 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 154 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 us10006jhv Id of event.
Event Code 10006jhv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006jhv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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