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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Mitsukaido in Japan

Earthquake location 36.0021S, 139.9827WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Mitsukaido in Japan. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/02/16 / 2016-02-07 10:26:57 / February 7, 2016 @ 10:26 am. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:26:57 / 7:26 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004yin. Id of event: us20004yin. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 49.94 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 139.9827° East, 36.0021° North, depth 49.94 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ōtawara, Hiratsuka, Takasaki (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 1 km S of Mitsukaido, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 139.9827° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.0021° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 49.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km S of Mitsukaido, 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 10:26:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-07 11:00:11 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 45 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.7 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 351 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 0.283 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 112 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 us20004yin Id of event.
Event Code 20004yin An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004yin, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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