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

Earthquake location 36.779S, 141.0042WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Kitaibaraki in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.4 km (10 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 17:56:47 / 5:56 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/09/15 / 2015-09-22 08:56:47 / September 22, 2015 @ 8:56 am. Id of earthquake: us10003lcb. Event ids that are associated: us10003lcb. Exact location of event, depth 15.4 km, 141.0042° East, 36.779° North.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ujiie, Kōriyama, Mashiko (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 32 km (20 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 22 km E of Kitaibaraki, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.0042° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.779° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km E of Kitaibaraki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-09-22 08:56:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-13 13:41:41 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 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 0.853 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 145 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 us10003lcb Id of event.
Event Code 10003lcb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003lcb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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