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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake strikes near Shimodate in Japan

Earthquake location 36.2665S, 140.0085WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (mg/mb) has striked on Tuesday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Shimodate in Japan. The temblor was reported at 13:53:25 / 1:53 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 75.82 km (47 miles). Global time of event 24/03/15 / 2015-03-24 04:53:25 / March 24, 2015 @ 4:53 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude 140.0085 East, latitude 36.2665 North, depth 75.82 km, unique identifier, us10001q4q.

Close countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Minami-rinkan, Annaka, Tomioka.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.0085° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.2665° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 75.82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km SSE of Shimodate, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-03-24 04:53:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-03-24 05:23:16 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 10 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 358 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 0.151 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 64 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 us10001q4q Id of event.
Event Code 10001q4q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10001q4q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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