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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Yachimata in Japan

Earthquake location 35.6023S, 140.2952WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Yachimata in Japan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 56.43 km (35 miles). Exact location, longitude 140.2952° East, latitude 35.6023° North, depth = 56.43 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:42:58 / 1:42 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10005jcf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005jcf. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/05/16 / 2016-05-23 16:42:58 / May 23, 2016 @ 4:42 pm.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ōiso, Gyōda, Mooka. Earthquake epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty 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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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. 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: 5 km SSW of Yachimata, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.2952° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.6023° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 56.43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km SSW of Yachimata, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-23 16:42:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-23 20:27:01 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 19 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 317 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 0.632 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 117 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 us10005jcf Id of event.
Event Code 10005jcf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005jcf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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