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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 59 km ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan

Earthquake location 38.2774S, 141.9571WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan on Monday. Id of earthquake: us70005rdf. Event ids that are associated: us70005rdf. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.9571 East, latitude 38.2774 North, depth = 54.8 km. Global time and date of event 06/10/19 / 2019-10-06 18:00:45 / October 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54.8 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 03:00:45 / 3:00 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sendai-shi, Tomiya, Furukawa. Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Tomiya (c. 42 500 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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: 59 km ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.9571° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.2774° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59km 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 2019-10-06 18:00:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-11-04 16:40:10 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 1.007 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.41 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 161 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 us70005rdf Id of event.
Event Code 70005rdf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005rdf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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