Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today

Light World Earthquakes Magnitude 4-4.9

Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 56 km ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan

Earthquake location 38.3106S, 141.9337WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan on Saturday. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000bjxe. Unique identifier: us1000bjxe. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 58.39 km (36 miles). The temblor was detected at 20:36:41 / 8:36 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 141.9337° East, 38.3106° North, depth 58.39 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/11/17 / 2017-11-25 11:36:41 / November 25, 2017 @ 11:36 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sendai, Sendai-shi, Tomiya (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Tomiya (c. 42 500 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 one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

Questions or comments?

How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 56 km ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan.

Copyright © 2017 All rights reserved.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.9337° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.3106° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 58.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56km 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 2017-11-25 11:36:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-03 10:58:31 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 298 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 1.004 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 145 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 us1000bjxe Id of event.
Event Code 1000bjxe An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000bjxe, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply