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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Ishinomaki in Japan

Earthquake location 38.1305S, 141.7729WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:54:33 / 6:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/12/17 / 2017-12-18 21:54:33 / December 18, 2017 @ 9:54 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 141.7729° East, 38.1305° North, depth 52.25 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 52.25 km (32 miles). Unique identifier: us1000bssy. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000bssy. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Tomiya (c. 42 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Namie, Ōkawara, Marumori (min 5000 pop).

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

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 52 km SE of Ishinomaki, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.7729° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.1305° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 52.25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km SE 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 2017-12-18 21:54:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-18 22:24:49 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.9 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 0.819 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 133 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000bssy Id of event.
Event Code 1000bssy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000bssy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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