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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag was detected near Naze in Japan



Earthquake location 29.1302S, 129.3791WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Naze in Japan. Exact location, longitude 129.3791° East, latitude 29.1302° North, depth = 18.68 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:34:14 / 8:34 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/12/16 / 2016-12-21 11:34:14 / December 21, 2016 @ 11:34 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007lpd. Id of event: us10007lpd. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.68 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naze (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Naze (c. 41 400 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 85 km N of Naze, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 129.3791° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 29.1302° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 85km N of Naze, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-21 11:34:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-21 12:03:01 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 354 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 2.486 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 87 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 us10007lpd Id of event.
Event Code 10007lpd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007lpd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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