A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:56:19 / 8:56 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 58.39 km (36 miles). Exact location, longitude 141.8741° East, latitude 38.582° North, depth = 58.39 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/01/18 / 2018-01-12 23:56:19 / January 12, 2018 @ 11:56 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000cpsg. Unique identifier: us2000cpsg.
The epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tomiya, Mizusawa, Ōtsuchi.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 53 km ENE of Ishinomaki, Japan.
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