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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag strikes near Shizukuishi in Japan

Earthquake location 39.7684S, 140.7253WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Shizukuishi in Japan. Id of earthquake: us10007vxv. Event ids that are associated: us10007vxv. The temblor was reported at 22:40:29 / 10:40 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 140.7253 East, latitude 39.7684 North, depth = 151.36 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 151.36 km (94 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/01/17 / 2017-01-28 13:40:29 / January 28, 2017 @ 1:40 pm.

Earthquake epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Akita Shi (c. 325 800 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Akita (c. 320 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Hirosaki (c. 175 000 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Ōdate (c. 64 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ichinoseki, Kuroishi, Hirosaki (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 24 km WNW of Shizukuishi, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.7253° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.7684° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 151.36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km WNW of Shizukuishi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-01-28 13:40:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-28 14:07:35 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 371 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 1.052 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 91 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 us10007vxv Id of event.
Event Code 10007vxv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007vxv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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