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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Ishinomaki in Japan

Earthquake location 38.3358S, 142.002WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.002° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.3358° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 60.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 61km E 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 2018-04-12 13:37:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-12 14:20:57 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 356 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 1.063 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.29 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 139 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 us2000dyw3 Id of event.
Event Code 2000dyw3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dyw3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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