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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Obama in Japan

Earthquake location 35.4461S, 135.8482WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Obama in Japan on Monday. Unique identifier: us10003rhn. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003rhn. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 344.32 km (214 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 135.8482 East, latitude 35.4461 North, depth = 344.32 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:34:15 / 9:34 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/10/15 / 2015-10-26 12:34:15 / October 26, 2015 @ 12:34 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yashiro, Inuyama, Tawaramoto. Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (56 miles) from Ōsaka-shi (c. 2 592 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Kyoto (c. 1 459 600 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Nishinomiya-hama (c. 468 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Amagasaki (c. 442 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Hirakata (c. 406 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Gifu-shi (c. 397 700 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Toyonaka (c. 384 500 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 10 km ESE of Obama, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 135.8482° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.4461° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 344.32 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km ESE of Obama, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-26 12:34:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-26 12:54:32 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 340 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 0.4 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 26 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 us10003rhn Id of event.
Event Code 10003rhn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003rhn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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