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Light earthquake, 4 mag has occurred near Oarai in Japan

Earthquake location 36.2307S, 140.6746WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Oarai in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 15:24:53 / 3:24 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54.73 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 140.6746 East, latitude 36.2307 North, depth = 54.73 km. Global time and date of event 06/02/17 / 2017-02-06 06:24:53 / February 6, 2017 @ 6:24 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us20008i0n. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008i0n.

The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Kashiwa (c. 340 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Koshigaya (c. 317 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Koshigaya, Kurihashi, Kasukabe (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 11 km SE of Oarai, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.6746° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.2307° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54.73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km SE of Oarai, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-06 06:24:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-06 21:53:35 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 247 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 1.637 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 216 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 us20008i0n Id of event.
Event Code 20008i0n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008i0n, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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