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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Sakura in Japan



Earthquake location 35.7014S, 140.198WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Sakura in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 57.55 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/10/15 / 2015-10-24 04:13:56 / October 24, 2015 @ 4:13 am. The temblor was detected at 13:13:56 / 1:13 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10003r57. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003r57. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 140.198° East, 35.7014° North, depth 57.55 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 46 km (28 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ninomiya, Ōmiya, Hadano (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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 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: 3 km WSW of Sakura, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.198° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.7014° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 57.55 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km WSW of Sakura, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-24 04:13:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-24 04:36:27 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 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 0.528 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 140 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 us10003r57 Id of event.
Event Code 10003r57 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003r57, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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