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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag was detected near Ohara in Japan

Earthquake location 35.0591S, 141.2101WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Ohara in Japan on Friday. Id of earthquake: us10006jk1. Event ids that are associated: us10006jk1. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/09/16 / 2016-09-02 05:33:53 / September 2, 2016 @ 5:33 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 141.2101 East, latitude 35.0591 North, depth = 56.64 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 56.64 km (35 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:33:53 / 2:33 pm (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Mobara (c. 97 300 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Tōgane (c. 66 300 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Ōami (c. 53 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Asahi (c. 41 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Hasaki (c. 39 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Yōkaichiba (c. 32 700 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Kawaguchi (c. 29 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kawaguchi, Ōami, Tōgane.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 78 km ESE of Ohara, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.2101° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.0591° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 56.64 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 78km ESE of Ohara, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-02 05:33:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-02 05:51:10 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 354 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 1.434 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 211 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 us10006jk1 Id of event.
Event Code 10006jk1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006jk1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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