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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake strikes near Kamaishi in Japan

Earthquake location 38.9792S, 142.322WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (mg/mb) was reported Saturday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Kamaishi in Japan. The temblor was reported at 05:56:01 / 5:56 am (local time epicenter) at a depth of 52.05 km (32 miles). Global time of event 12/06/15 / 2015-06-12 20:56:01 / June 12, 2015 @ 8:56 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude 142.322 East, latitude 38.9792 North, depth 52.05 km, unique identifier, us20002phn. Ids that are associated to the event, ,us20002phn,.

Close countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Miyako, Tōno, Yamada.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.322° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.9792° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 52.05 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km SE of Kamaishi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-06-12 20:56:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-06-12 21:16:51 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 369 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 1.636 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 100 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 us20002phn Id of event.
Event Code 20002phn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20002phn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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