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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Kitaibaraki in Japan



Earthquake location 36.7374S, 141.252WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Kitaibaraki in Japan. The epicenter was at a depth of 45.74 km (28 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/03/16 / 2016-03-19 12:58:40 / March 19, 2016 @ 12:58 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 141.252° East, 36.7374° North, depth 45.74 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20005bss. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005bss. The temblor was detected at 21:58:40 / 9:58 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 48 km (30 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Okunoya, Namie, Ishikawa.

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 45 km E of Kitaibaraki, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.252° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.7374° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 45.74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45km E of Kitaibaraki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-19 12:58:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-03 09:50:28 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 271 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 0.993 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 172 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 us20005bss Id of event.
Event Code 20005bss An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005bss, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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