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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Chiba-shi in Japan

Earthquake location 35.5829S, 140.1729WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Chiba-shi in Japan on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/11/16 / 2016-11-16 16:01:57 / November 16, 2016 @ 4:01 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: usa0014cs4. Unique identifier: usa0014cs4. The epicenter was at a depth of 61.26 km (38 miles). Exact location of event, depth 61.26 km, 140.1729° East, 35.5829° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 01:01:57 / 1:01 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tochigi, Kaminokawa, Sano (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop).

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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km ESE of Chiba-shi, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.1729° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.5829° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 61.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km ESE of Chiba-shi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-16 16:01:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-16 23:03:57 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 18 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 331 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 1.862 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 117 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 usa0014cs4 Id of event.
Event Code a0014cs4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,usa0014cs4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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