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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Oyama in Japan

Earthquake location 34.1433S, 138.3282WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Oyama in Japan. 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: 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 15:25:39 / April 14, 2016 @ 3:25 pm. Exact location of event, depth 262.98 km, 138.3282° East, 34.1433° North. Event id: us20005i1q. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005i1q. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 262.98 km (163 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:25:39 / 12:25 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Shizuoka-shi, Hamakita, Mori (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Shizuoka-shi (c. 701 600 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Hamamatsu (c. 605 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Fujieda (c. 132 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Yaizu (c. 121 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Iwata (c. 88 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Hamakita (c. 86 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Kakegawa (c. 84 000 pop).

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

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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. 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: 51 km SSE of Oyama, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 138.3282° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.1433° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 262.98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km SSE of Oyama, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-14 15:25:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-14 16:14:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 312 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 1.608 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 78 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 us20005i1q Id of event.
Event Code 20005i1q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005i1q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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