A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006bqc. Id of event: us70006bqc. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 60.23 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 141.8523 East, latitude 38.3767 North, depth = 60.23 km. The temblor was reported at 18:16:58 / 6:16 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/11/19 / 2019-11-16 09:16:58 / November 16, 2019 @ 9:16 am.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iwanuma, Sendai, Ichinoseki (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 48 km E of Ishinomaki, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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