A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan. Event id: us2000dyw3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dyw3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 22:37:39 / 10:37 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 12/04/18 / 2018-04-12 13:37:39 / April 12, 2018 @ 1:37 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.002 East, latitude 38.3358 North, depth = 60.16 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 60.16 km (37 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 99 km (62 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Tomiya (c. 42 500 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sendai, Ichinoseki, Sendai-shi (min 5000 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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 61 km E of Ishinomaki, Japan.
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