A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 58.39 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 141.9759 East, latitude 38.2901 North, depth = 58.39 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 05:47:18 / 5:47 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 06/12/17 / 2017-12-06 20:47:18 / December 6, 2017 @ 8:47 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000c3vk. Event ids that are associated: us2000c3vk.
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Rifu (c. 35 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Yamoto (c. 32 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Furukawa, Ōfunato, Rifu (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-nine 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: 60 km ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan.
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