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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Ohara in Japan

Earthquake location 34.5529S, 141.6982WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 142 km ESE of Ohara, Japan (88 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006rwn. Id of event: us10006rwn. The temblor was picked up at 15:46:03 / 3:46 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.6982 East, latitude 34.5529 North, depth = 26.36 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 26.36 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/09/16 / 2016-09-23 06:46:03 / September 23, 2016 @ 6:46 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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

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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: 142 km ESE of Ohara, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.6982° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.5529° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26.36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 142km 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 2016-09-23 06:46:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-23 08:18:27 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 340 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 2.078 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 136 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 us10006rwn Id of event.
Event Code 10006rwn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006rwn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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