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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Ishinomaki in Japan

Earthquake location 38.2901S, 141.9759WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.9759° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.2901° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 58.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60km 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 2017-12-06 20:47:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-19 22:59:22 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 1.026 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 175 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 us2000c3vk Id of event.
Event Code 2000c3vk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000c3vk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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