A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan on Monday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/02/17 / 2017-02-06 02:27:28 / February 6, 2017 @ 2:27 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008huu. Id of event: us20008huu. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:27:28 / 11:27 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 141.7805° East, 38.4796° North, depth 53.79 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 53.79 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tōno, Watari, Mizusawa (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 42 km E of Ishinomaki, Japan.
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