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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near Kamaishi in Japan



Earthquake location 38.9364S, 142.5653WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Kamaishi in Japan on Sunday. Exact location of event, longitude 142.5653 East, latitude 38.9364 North, depth = 23.77 km. The temblor was reported at 01:37:32 / 1:37 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.77 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/02/16 / 2016-02-27 15:37:32 / February 27, 2016 @ 3:37 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004t5i. Unique identifier: us10004t5i. 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 Tōno, Miyako, Yamada. Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 96 km (59 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop).

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

Questions or comments?

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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 69 km ESE of Kamaishi, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.5653° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.9364° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 23.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 69km ESE of Kamaishi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-27 15:37:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-27 17:21:12 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 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 354 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 1.755 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 146 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 us10004t5i Id of event.
Event Code 10004t5i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004t5i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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