Massive 6.8M Earthquake in Ishinomaki, Japan

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seismologist : An earthquake with magnitude 6.8 occurred 38 km ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan at 01:27:27.58 UTC on May 1, 2021.

Japan Earthquake today Ishinomaki, Japan

Location : 6.8 Megnitude occurred to 38 km ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan

Time : 01:27:27.58 UTC on May 1, 2021

At around 10:27 am on the 1st, there was an earthquake in Miyagi prefecture that observed shaking with a seismic intensity of over 5. There is no need to worry about the tsunami caused by this earthquake.

It was Wakuya Town, Osaki City, Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture that observed a seismic intensity of 5 upper.

In addition, seismic intensity 5 lower is Hashikami Town, Aomori Prefecture, Iwanuma City, Iwate Prefecture, Kamaishi City, Sendai City Miyagino Ward, Sendai City Izumi Ward, Miyagi Prefecture Kesennuma City, Iwanuma City, Tome City, It was Kurihara City, Higashi Matsushima City, Zao Town, Kawasaki Town, Misato Town, Megawa Town, Minami Sanriku Town, Soma City, Fukushima Prefecture, Minami Soma City, and Kunimi Town.

In addition, tremors with seismic intensities of 4 to 1 were observed in Tohoku, Hokkaido, Kanto Koshinetsu, Tokai, and various parts of Kinki.

According to the observations of the Japan Meteorological Agency, the epicenter is off the coast of Miyagi prefecture, the depth of the epicenter is 60 km, and the magnitude indicating the magnitude of the earthquake is estimated to be 6.6.

NHK Sendai Station Shake like pushing up from below for nearly 30 seconds
The building of NHK Sendai Broadcasting Station in Aoba-ku, Sendai City has a seismic isolation structure, but I felt the shaking pushing up from below for nearly 30 seconds on the 4th floor.

The plate hanging from the ceiling shook, but nothing fell off the shelves as far as I could see.
Seismic intensity 5+ in Miyagi since March
It is the first time in Miyagi Prefecture that a tremor with a seismic intensity of over 5 has been observed since the earthquake of magnitude 6.9 that occurred off the coast of Miyagi Prefecture on March 20th.

At this time, all shaking with a seismic intensity of 5 or higher was observed in Miyagino Ward, Sendai City, Ishinomaki City, Iwanuma City, Tome City, etc. in Miyagi Prefecture.

In the Tohoku region, a magnitude 7.3 earthquake occurred off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture on February 13, and shaking with a maximum seismic intensity of 6 or higher was observed in Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures.

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