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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Hirara in Japan



Earthquake location 25.2341S, 126.5346WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 135 km ENE of Hirara, Japan (84 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:06:39 / 3:06 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10007632. Event ids that are associated: us10007632. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 69.5 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 126.5346° East, latitude 25.2341° North, depth = 69.5 km. Global time and date of event 01/11/16 / 2016-11-01 07:06:39 / November 1, 2016 @ 7:06 am UTC/GMT.

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. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 135 km ENE of Hirara, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.5346° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 25.2341° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 69.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 135km ENE 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 2016-11-01 07:06:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-12 14:39:16 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 326 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 2.233 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 126 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 us10007632 Id of event.
Event Code 10007632 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007632, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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