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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Kamaishi in Japan



Earthquake location 38.8707S, 142.791WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Kamaishi in Japan. The temblor was detected at 03:16:17 / 3:16 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 40.65 km, 142.791° East, 38.8707° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 40.65 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/08/16 / 2016-08-14 17:16:17 / August 14, 2016 @ 5:16 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10006dsg. Event ids that are associated: us10006dsg.

Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōfunato, Ōtsuchi, Kamaishi (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 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 five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 90 km ESE of Kamaishi, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.791° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.8707° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.65 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 90km ESE of Kamaishi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-08-14 17:16:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-09 16:05:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 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 312 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 1.864 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 142 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 us10006dsg Id of event.
Event Code 10006dsg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006dsg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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