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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Yamada in Japan



Earthquake location 39.4699S, 143.4316WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 127 km E of Yamada, Japan (79 miles). 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 31 km (19 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 143.4316 East, latitude 39.4699 North, depth = 31 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/09/15 / 2015-09-06 08:29:45 / September 6, 2015 @ 8:29 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20003kn0. Id of event: us20003kn0. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:29:45 / 6:29 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 127 km E of Yamada, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 143.4316° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.4699° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 127km E of Yamada, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-09-06 08:29:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-03 12:27:44 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 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 2.489 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 146 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 us20003kn0 Id of event.
Event Code 20003kn0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20003kn0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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