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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Misawa in Japan

Earthquake location 41.0825S, 142.1672WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Misawa in Japan on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 55.87 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/05/16 / 2016-05-25 05:22:47 / May 25, 2016 @ 5:22 am. The temblor was reported at 14:22:47 / 2:22 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 142.1672° East, 41.0825° North, depth 55.87 km. Event id: us20005xqm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005xqm.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hachinohe, Mutsu, Misawa (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Mutsu (c. 49 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 81 km ENE of Misawa, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.1672° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.0825° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 55.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 81km ENE of Misawa, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-25 05:22:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-25 05:46:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 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 370 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 1.166 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 134 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 us20005xqm Id of event.
Event Code 20005xqm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005xqm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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