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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Hasaki in Japan

Earthquake location 35.5634S, 140.9356WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Hasaki in Japan. The temblor was reported at 16:56:44 / 4:56 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20004fyp. Unique identifier: us20004fyp. The epicenter was at a depth of 34.47 km (21 miles). Exact location, longitude 140.9356° East, latitude 35.5634° North, depth = 34.47 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/11/15 / 2015-11-27 07:56:44 / November 27, 2015 @ 7:56 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Kashiwa (c. 340 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ichihara (c. 283 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Sakura (c. 182 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Abiko (c. 131 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kashiwa, Okunoya, Kawaguchi (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 21 km SSE of Hasaki, 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 140.9356° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.5634° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34.47 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km SSE of Hasaki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-11-27 07:56:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-25 08:57:26 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 0.899 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 135 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 us20004fyp Id of event.
Event Code 20004fyp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004fyp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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