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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Kamaishi in Japan



Earthquake location 38.587S, 144.827WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 266 km ESE of Kamaishi, Japan (165 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 24.06 km (15 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 10/09/15 / 2015-09-10 07:17:52 / September 10, 2015 @ 7:17 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 17:17:52 / 5:17 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 144.827 East, latitude 38.587 North, depth = 24.06 km. Id of earthquake: us20003mxq. Event ids that are associated: us20003mxq.

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 266 km ESE of Kamaishi, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 144.827° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.587° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 266km ESE 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 2015-09-10 07:17:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-01 12:35:58 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 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 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 3.259 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 128 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 us20003mxq Id of event.
Event Code 20003mxq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20003mxq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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