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Strong earthquake, 6.2 mag has occurred near Ishinomaki in Japan

Earthquake location 38.4993S, 141.5611WA earthquake magnitude 6.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan. The epicenter was at a depth of 44.83 km (28 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/11/16 / 2016-11-11 21:42:59 / November 11, 2016 @ 9:42 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 06:42:59 / 6:42 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us1000770m. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000770m. Exact location of event, longitude 141.5611 East, latitude 38.4993 North, depth = 44.83 km.

The 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), 108 km (67 miles) from Yamagata-shi (c. 254 500 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Tendō (c. 65 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Namie, Kaminoyama, Yuzawa (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 24 km ENE of Ishinomaki, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.5611° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.4993° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 44.83 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km ENE 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 2016-11-11 21:42:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-11 22:04:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 18 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.3 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 599 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 0.875 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 40 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000770m Id of event.
Event Code 1000770m An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000770m, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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