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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Ishinomaki in Japan

Earthquake location 38.3475S, 141.777WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan. Id of earthquake: us1000hg2q. Event ids that are associated: us1000hg2q. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:06:21 / 8:06 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 141.777° East, 38.3475° North, depth 44.25 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/10/18 / 2018-10-23 11:06:21 / October 23, 2018 @ 11:06 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.25 km (27 miles).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Tomiya (c. 42 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kakuda, Ōkawara, Watari (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 42 km E of Ishinomaki, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.777° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.3475° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 44.25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km 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 2018-10-23 11:06:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-23 12:13:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 326 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 0.913 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 116 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 us1000hg2q Id of event.
Event Code 1000hg2q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hg2q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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