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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Takayama in Japan

Earthquake location 36.1372S, 136.9267WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Takayama in Japan on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 21:24:37 / 9:24 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000504d. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000504d. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 272.76 km (169 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 136.9267 East, latitude 36.1372 North, depth = 272.76 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/02/16 / 2016-02-14 12:24:37 / February 14, 2016 @ 12:24 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kōnan, Nakatsugawa, Toyoshina (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Kanazawa-shi (c. 458 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Gifu-shi (c. 397 700 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Toyama-shi (c. 325 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Fukui-shi (c. 248 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Takaoka (c. 170 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Kakamigahara (c. 132 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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. 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: 29 km W of Takayama, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 136.9267° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.1372° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 272.76 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km W of Takayama, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-14 12:24:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-27 07:35:00 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 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 246 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 0.635 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 57 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 us2000504d Id of event.
Event Code 2000504d An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000504d, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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