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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Kashima-shi in Japan

Earthquake location 35.9977S, 140.7826WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Kashima-shi in Japan. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/01/16 / 2016-01-23 21:33:35 / January 23, 2016 @ 9:33 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10004gnl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004gnl. Exact location of event, longitude 140.7826 East, latitude 35.9977 North, depth = 20.21 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:33:35 / 6:33 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 20.21 km (13 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Kashiwa (c. 340 200 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Koshigaya (c. 317 400 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Ichihara (c. 283 500 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Koga, Hatogaya-honchō, Satte (min 5000 pop). Close 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. 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 five and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 12 km ENE of Kashima-shi, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.7826° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.9977° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km ENE of Kashima-shi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-23 21:33:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-23 22:37:04 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 326 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 0.532 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 138 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 us10004gnl Id of event.
Event Code 10004gnl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004gnl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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