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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near Ishinomaki in Japan

Earthquake location 38.3015S, 141.6258WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/10/17 / 2017-10-09 14:47:19 / October 9, 2017 @ 2:47 pm. The temblor was reported at 23:47:19 / 11:47 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000b31j. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000b31j. Exact location, longitude 141.6258° East, latitude 38.3015° North, depth = 51.46 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 51.46 km (32 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Tomiya (c. 42 500 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Shiroishi, Marumori, Ōfunato.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 31 km ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.6258° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.3015° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51.46 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km 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 2017-10-09 14:47:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-10-10 18:59:06 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 355 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 0.788 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122 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 us2000b31j Id of event.
Event Code 2000b31j An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000b31j, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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