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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag was detected near Kawasaki in Japan



Earthquake location 35.564S, 139.6355WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Kawasaki in Japan on Friday. Global time and date of event 04/02/16 / 2016-02-04 22:41:47 / February 4, 2016 @ 10:41 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 07:41:47 / 7:41 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20004xxu. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004xxu. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 139.6355 East, latitude 35.564 North, depth = 31.56 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.56 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tomioka, Kashima-shi, Fujinomiya (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 15 km (9 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 9 km (5 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-four 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 8 km WNW of Kawasaki, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 139.6355° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.564° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.56 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km WNW of Kawasaki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-04 22:41:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-04 23:02:20 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 11 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.3 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 360 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 0.803 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 111 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 us20004xxu Id of event.
Event Code 20004xxu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004xxu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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