A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan on Monday. The temblor was detected at 03:10:39 / 3:10 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 51.82 km (32 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 09/04/17 / 2017-04-09 18:10:39 / April 9, 2017 @ 6:10 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us10008g31. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008g31. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.8884 East, latitude 38.3013 North, depth = 51.82 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Tomiya (c. 42 500 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Watari, Ichinoseki, Iwanuma (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 52 km ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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