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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Hirara in Japan

Earthquake location 24.8695S, 126.7721WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 150 km E of Hirara, Japan (93 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/10/16 / 2016-10-18 14:53:18 / October 18, 2016 @ 2:53 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us20007gd4. Unique identifier: us20007gd4. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12.13 km (8 miles). The temblor was detected at 22:53:18 / 10:53 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 126.7721 East, latitude 24.8695 North, depth = 12.13 km.

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 two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. 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: 150 km E of Hirara, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.7721° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.8695° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 150km E of Hirara, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-10-18 14:53:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-02 14:20:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 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 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 2.379 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 130 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 us20007gd4 Id of event.
Event Code 20007gd4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20007gd4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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