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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Yuzawa in Japan

Earthquake location 39.1777S, 140.6573WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Yuzawa in Japan on Tuesday. Exact location, longitude 140.6573° East, latitude 39.1777° North, depth = 140.28 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 140.28 km (87 miles). Id of earthquake: us10006e0d. Event ids that are associated: us10006e0d. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:12:26 / 6:12 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 15/08/16 / 2016-08-15 21:12:26 / August 15, 2016 @ 9:12 pm UTC/GMT.

Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Akita Shi (c. 325 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Akita (c. 320 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Sakata (c. 100 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Tsuruoka (c. 99 800 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōfunato, Tomiya, Tsuruoka (min 5000 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 13 km E of Yuzawa, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.6573° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.1777° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 140.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km E of Yuzawa, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-08-15 21:12:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-08-16 00:16:40 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 284 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 1.31 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 121 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 us10006e0d Id of event.
Event Code 10006e0d An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006e0d, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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