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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Ishinomaki in Japan

Earthquake location 38.4076S, 142.0393WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 09:13:34 / 9:13 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008f5d. Id of event: us60008f5d. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/03/20 / 2020-03-10 00:13:34 / March 10, 2020 @ 12:13 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 142.0393 East, latitude 38.4076 North, depth = 48.54 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 48.54 km (30 miles).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rifu, Shiogama, Kogota (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Rifu (c. 35 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Yamoto (c. 32 000 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Kogota (c. 19 800 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-eight 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.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 64 km E of Ishinomaki, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.0393° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.4076° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 64km E 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 2020-03-10 00:13:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-17 04:07:30 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 284 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 3.571 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.55 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 176 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 us60008f5d Id of event.
Event Code 60008f5d An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60008f5d, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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