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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Ishinomaki in Japan

Earthquake location 37.8941S, 141.5793WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 51.31 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:47:09 / 11:47 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/11/16 / 2016-11-21 02:47:09 / November 21, 2016 @ 2:47 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.5793 East, latitude 37.8941 North, depth = 51.31 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007b1x. Unique identifier: us10007b1x.

Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Tomiya (c. 42 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Furukawa, Hobaramachi, Kogota.

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 three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-eight 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 62 km SSE of Ishinomaki, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.5793° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.8941° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51.31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 62km SSE 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 2016-11-21 02:47:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-21 05:02:18 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 326 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 0.625 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 132 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 us10007b1x Id of event.
Event Code 10007b1x An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007b1x, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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