A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 03:05:21 / 3:05 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us700057mh. Event ids that are associated: us700057mh. Exact location of earthquake, 141.925° East, 38.3924° North, depth 38.37 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 38.37 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/08/19 / 2019-08-23 18:05:21 / August 23, 2019 @ 6:05 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearby 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 Sendai, Sendai-shi, Tomiya. The epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Tomiya (c. 42 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-two 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 54 km E of Ishinomaki, Japan.
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