A 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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