Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today

Earthquake breaking news, Moderate World Earthquakes Magnitude 5–5.9

Moderate earthquake: M5.1 quake has struck near Ishinomaki in Japan

Earthquake location 38.3018S, 141.5331WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan. Exact location, longitude 141.5331° East, latitude 38.3018° North, depth = 14.24 km. The temblor was picked up at 16:37:03 / 4:37 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 14.24 km (9 miles). Event id: us20007ei7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20007ei7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/10/16 / 2016-10-16 07:37:03 / October 16, 2016 @ 7:37 am.

Event epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Yamagata-shi (c. 254 500 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Tendō (c. 65 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Obanazawa, Namie, Yamagata-shi (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-nine 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. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

Questions or comments?

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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 24 km ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan.

Copyright © 2016 All rights reserved.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.5331° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.3018° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km 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 2016-10-16 07:37:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-16 08:08:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 7 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 403 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 0.728 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 127 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 us20007ei7 Id of event.
Event Code 20007ei7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20007ei7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply