A 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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