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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Ishinomaki in Japan

Earthquake location 38.1974S, 141.874WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:02:22 / 10:02 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us700036er. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700036er. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/04/19 / 2019-04-07 01:02:22 / April 7, 2019 @ 1:02 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 141.874 East, latitude 38.1974 North, depth = 53.43 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 53.43 km (33 miles).

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Watari, Furukawa, Iwanuma. The epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Tomiya (c. 42 500 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-six 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.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 55 km ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.874° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.1974° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 53.43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 55km 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 2019-04-07 01:02:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-04-16 22:49:58 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 298 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 0.916 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 144 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 us700036er Id of event.
Event Code 700036er An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us700036er, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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