A 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.
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