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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Ishinomaki in Japan

Earthquake location 38.346S, 141.7748WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan. 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 68.49 km (43 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000djju. Id of event: us6000djju. Exact location of event, longitude 141.7748 East, latitude 38.346 North, depth = 68.49 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/02/21 / 2021-02-20 01:17:05 / February 20, 2021 @ 1:17 am. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:17:05 / 1:17 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Watari, Iwanuma, Ichinoseki (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. 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: 42 km E of Ishinomaki, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.7748° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.346° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 68.49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42 km 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 2021-02-20 01:17:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-20 01:53:54 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 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 2.501 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 218 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 us6000djju Id of event.
Event Code 6000djju An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000djju, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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