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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 138 km NE of Naze, Japan



Earthquake location 29.2747S, 130.4593WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 138 km NE of Naze, Japan (86 miles) on Wednesday. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:26:56 / 4:26 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/04/16 / 2016-04-12 19:26:56 / April 12, 2016 @ 7:26 pm. Exact location of event, depth 35.2 km, 130.4593° East, 29.2747° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35.2 km (22 miles). Id of earthquake: us20005hkj. Event ids that are associated: us20005hkj.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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: 138 km NE of Naze, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.4593° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 29.2747° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 138km NE of Naze, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-12 19:26:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-12 21:28:31 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 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 2.227 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 177 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 us20005hkj Id of event.
Event Code 20005hkj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005hkj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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