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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Ishinomaki in Japan



Earthquake location 38.2743S, 141.7832WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20008iyx. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008iyx. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/01/17 / 2017-01-28 20:25:31 / January 28, 2017 @ 8:25 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 141.7832° East, 38.2743° North, depth 41.39 km. The temblor was detected at 05:25:31 / 5:25 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 41.39 km (26 miles).

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ichinoseki, Ōfunato, Watari (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 45 km ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.7832° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.2743° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45km ESE 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 2017-01-28 20:25:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-18 22:26:15 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 259 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 0.882 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 173 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 us20008iyx Id of event.
Event Code 20008iyx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008iyx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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