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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 25 km WSW of Hachinohe, Japan

Earthquake location 40.432S, 141.2107WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Hachinohe in Japan. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/01/16 / 2016-01-11 06:26:46 / January 11, 2016 @ 6:26 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10004dfn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004dfn. The temblor was detected at 15:26:46 / 3:26 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 46.14 km (29 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 141.2107° East, 40.432° North, depth 46.14 km.

Epicenter of the event was 59 km (37 miles) from Aomori Shi (c. 298 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Hirosaki (c. 175 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Ōdate (c. 64 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Mutsu (c. 49 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Goshogawara (c. 49 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mutsu, Shizukuishi, Shimokizukuri. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

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 two and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 25 km WSW of Hachinohe, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.2107° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.432° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 46.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km WSW of Hachinohe, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-11 06:26:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-11 07:00:42 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 341 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 2.158 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97 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 us10004dfn Id of event.
Event Code 10004dfn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004dfn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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