A 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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