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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag has occurred near Toba in Japan



Earthquake location 34.2092S, 136.9501WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Toba in Japan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 355.34 km (221 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 136.9501° East, 34.2092° North, depth 355.34 km. Id of earthquake: us100076va. Event ids that are associated: us100076va. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/11/16 / 2016-11-11 12:17:20 / November 11, 2016 @ 12:17 pm. The temblor was detected at 21:17:20 / 9:17 pm (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Hamamatsu (c. 605 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Toyohashi (c. 378 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Okazaki (c. 352 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Yokkaichi (c. 295 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Suzuka (c. 191 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Anjō (c. 178 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nabari, Hamamatsu, Yokkaichi.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 31 km SSE of Toba, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 136.9501° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.2092° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 355.34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km SSE of Toba, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-11 12:17:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-11 13:59:06 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 259 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 1.139 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 74 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 us100076va Id of event.
Event Code 100076va An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100076va, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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