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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 6 km ESE of Otsuchi, Japan



Earthquake location 39.3527S, 141.9782WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Otsuchi in Japan. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/10/15 / 2015-10-22 16:18:49 / October 22, 2015 @ 4:18 pm. The temblor was picked up at 01:18:49 / 1:18 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 141.9782° East, 39.3527° North, depth 44.09 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003qrp. Id of event: us10003qrp. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 44.09 km (27 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Shizukuishi, Ichinoseki, Morioka-shi (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km ESE of Otsuchi, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.9782° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.3527° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 44.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km ESE of Otsuchi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-22 16:18:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-22 18:30:36 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 354 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 1.748 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 123 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10003qrp Id of event.
Event Code 10003qrp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003qrp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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