A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan on Sunday. Unique identifier: us1000e3p8. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000e3p8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.9194 East, latitude 38.4602 North, depth = 48.75 km. The temblor was detected at 01:49:37 / 1:49 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 48.75 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 12/05/18 / 2018-05-12 16:49:37 / May 12, 2018 @ 4:49 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mizusawa, Tōno, Iwanuma (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop).
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 have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 54 km E of Ishinomaki, Japan.
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