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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Ishinomaki in Japan

Earthquake location 38.2571S, 141.5185WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan on Saturday. Exact location, longitude 141.5185° East, latitude 38.2571° North, depth = 48.67 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 48.67 km (30 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 29/03/19 / 2019-03-29 18:00:35 / March 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000k7am. Unique identifier: us2000k7am. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:00:35 / 3:00 am (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Tomiya (c. 42 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yanagawamachi-saiwaichō, Ōfunato, Shiroishi. Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 four and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 26 km SE of Ishinomaki, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.5185° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.2571° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km SE 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 2019-03-29 18:00:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-29 20:02:58 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 312 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 0.693 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 164 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 us2000k7am Id of event.
Event Code 2000k7am An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000k7am, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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