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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Ishinomaki in Japan

Earthquake location 38.3127S, 141.5621WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan. The temblor was detected at 00:59:59 / 12:59 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 141.5621 East, latitude 38.3127 North, depth = 50 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 50 km (31 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000a8nu. Unique identifier: us6000a8nu. Global time and date of event 02/06/20 / 2020-06-02 00:59:59 / June 2, 2020 @ 12:59 am UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shiroishi, Ōfunato, Marumori (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 61 km (38 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Tomiya (c. 42 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty 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.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 25 km ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.5621° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.3127° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 50 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25 km 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 2020-06-02 00:59:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-10 01:07:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 312 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 2.503 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.52 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 141 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 us6000a8nu Id of event.
Event Code 6000a8nu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000a8nu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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