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

Earthquake location 38.2117S, 142.1843WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.38 km (22 miles). Global time and date of event 12/07/18 / 2018-07-12 08:39:23 / July 12, 2018 @ 8:39 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us2000g2u7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000g2u7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 142.1843 East, latitude 38.2117 North, depth = 35.38 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:39:23 / 5:39 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Yamoto (c. 32 000 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Wakuya (c. 18 300 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Matsushima (c. 16 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Matsushima, Wakuya, Yamoto. Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 80 km ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.1843° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.2117° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 80km ESE 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 2018-07-12 08:39:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-07-12 09:05:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 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 341 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 1.153 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 114 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000g2u7 Id of event.
Event Code 2000g2u7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000g2u7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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