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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Tono in Japan

Earthquake location 39.2349S, 141.5953WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Tono in Japan. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004g2g. Id of event: us10004g2g. The temblor was reported at 09:25:42 / 9:25 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 71.66 km, 141.5953° East, 39.2349° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/01/16 / 2016-01-16 00:25:42 / January 16, 2016 @ 12:25 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 71.66 km (45 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yokotemachi, Kogota, Wakuya. Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 65 km (40 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 10 km SSE of Tono, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.5953° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.2349° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 71.66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km SSE of Tono, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-16 00:25:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-09 05:26:35 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 259 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 1.503 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 127 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 us10004g2g Id of event.
Event Code 10004g2g An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004g2g, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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