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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Shingu in Japan

Earthquake location 33.6092S, 135.8475WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Shingu in Japan on Sunday. Exact location, longitude 135.8475° East, latitude 33.6092° North, depth = 404.01 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/11/16 / 2016-11-27 10:08:56 / November 27, 2016 @ 10:08 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 404.01 km (251 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:08:56 / 7:08 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007cqa. Unique identifier: us10007cqa.

Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Minato (c. 375 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Wakayama-shi (c. 351 000 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Tanabe (c. 69 600 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Hashimoto (c. 57 100 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Iwade (c. 55 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Kainan (c. 43 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Minato, Wakayama-shi, Yoshino-chō (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 18 km SW of Shingu, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 135.8475° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.6092° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 404.01 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km SW of Shingu, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-27 10:08:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-11 08:31:43 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 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 1.648 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 59 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 us10007cqa Id of event.
Event Code 10007cqa An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007cqa, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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