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Light earthquake, 4 mag has occurred near Ishinomaki in Japan

Earthquake location 37.9804S, 141.6331WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan on Wednesday. The temblor was detected at 18:54:51 / 6:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 141.6331 East, latitude 37.9804 North, depth = 49.17 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 49.17 km (31 miles). 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: 16/11/16 / 2016-11-16 09:54:51 / November 16, 2016 @ 9:54 am. Id of earthquake: us10007dja. Event ids that are associated: us10007dja.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Shiroishi, Furukawa, Kogota. Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Tomiya (c. 42 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty-four, in the last 10 days sixty-six, in the past 30 days sixty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 56 km SSE of Ishinomaki, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.6331° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.9804° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 49.17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56km 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 2016-11-16 09:54:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-16 08:21:28 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 246 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 0.676 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.58 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 220 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10007dja Id of event.
Event Code 10007dja An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007dja, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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