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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Ishinomaki in Japan

Earthquake location 37.871S, 141.7245WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 51.7 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000ecq2. Unique identifier: us1000ecq2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 141.7245 East, latitude 37.871 North, depth = 51.7 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/05/18 / 2018-05-26 14:01:34 / May 26, 2018 @ 2:01 pm. The temblor was detected at 23:01:34 / 11:01 pm (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Tomiya (c. 42 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Shiroishi (c. 39 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yanagawamachi-saiwaichō, Shiroishi, Kogota (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 one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 71 km SSE of Ishinomaki, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.7245° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.871° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71km SSE 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 2018-05-26 14:01:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-26 18:59:23 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 340 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 0.739 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 138 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 us1000ecq2 Id of event.
Event Code 1000ecq2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000ecq2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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