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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Honshu in Japan



Earthquake location 36.2495S, 141.8077WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, near the east coast of Honshu, Japan (0 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 25.09 km (16 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 18:29:19 / April 14, 2016 @ 6:29 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005i3u. Unique identifier: us20005i3u. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:29:19 / 6:29 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 141.8077 East, latitude 36.2495 North, depth = 25.09 km.

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 two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: near the east coast of Honshu, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.8077° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.2495° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place near the east coast of Honshu, 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 18:29:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-14 18:53:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 326 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 1.307 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 143 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 us20005i3u Id of event.
Event Code 20005i3u An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005i3u, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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