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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 50 km ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan

Earthquake location 38.3096S, 141.8649WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/11/19 / 2019-11-06 13:16:14 / November 6, 2019 @ 1:16 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.12 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.8649 East, latitude 38.3096 North, depth = 38.12 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 22:16:14 / 10:16 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us700063x7. Ids that are associated to the event: us700063x7.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Tomiya (c. 42 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iwanuma, Sendai, Sendai-shi (min 5000 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 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 50 km ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.8649° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.3096° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 38.12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km 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 2019-11-06 13:16:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-11-06 13:39:12 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 259 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 0.955 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 154 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us700063x7 Id of event.
Event Code 700063x7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us700063x7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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