A 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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