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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Omigawa in Japan

Earthquake location 35.8562S, 140.7517WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Omigawa in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 23:20:05 / 11:20 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 42.04 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/10/15 / 2015-10-31 14:20:05 / October 31, 2015 @ 2:20 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.7517 East, latitude 35.8562 North, depth = 42.04 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000412u. Id of event: us2000412u.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 97 km (61 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yono, Kawasaki, Shiraoka (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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: 12 km E of Omigawa, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.7517° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.8562° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km E of Omigawa, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-31 14:20:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-31 15:01:29 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 0.588 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 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 us2000412u Id of event.
Event Code 2000412u An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000412u, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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