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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Ishinomaki in Japan

Earthquake location 38.2332S, 141.8562WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/07/19 / 2019-07-01 01:04:21 / July 1, 2019 @ 1:04 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700047ud. Id of event: us700047ud. Exact location, longitude 141.8562° East, latitude 38.2332° North, depth = 47.21 km. The temblor was detected at 10:04:21 / 10:04 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 47.21 km (29 miles).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 86 km (54 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Tomiya (c. 42 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ōfunato, Watari, Iwanuma.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 52 km ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.8562° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.2332° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 47.21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km 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 2019-07-01 01:04:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-07-01 02:06:35 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 0.917 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 130 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 us700047ud Id of event.
Event Code 700047ud An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us700047ud, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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