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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Daigo in Japan

Earthquake location 36.7777S, 140.516WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Daigo in Japan on Sunday. Exact location of event, depth 4.12 km, 140.516° East, 36.7777° North. Global time and date of event 07/02/16 / 2016-02-07 01:09:48 / February 7, 2016 @ 1:09 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 10:09:48 / 10:09 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 4.12 km (3 miles). Event id: us20004ygs. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004ygs.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iwai, Sano, Katori-shi (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 61 km (38 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Oyama (c. 159 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-eight 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. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 14 km E of Daigo, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.516° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.7777° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km E of Daigo, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-07 01:09:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-07 02:54:00 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 0.605 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 128 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 us20004ygs Id of event.
Event Code 20004ygs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004ygs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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