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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag was detected near Oarai in Japan

Earthquake location 36.3813S, 141.055WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Oarai in Japan on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 02:20:10 / 2:20 am (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, depth 34.51 km, 141.055° East, 36.3813° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 34.51 km (21 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 25/02/17 / 2017-02-25 17:20:10 / February 25, 2017 @ 5:20 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us20008mkg. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008mkg.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yōkaichiba, Tsukuba, Naka. Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 41 km E of Oarai, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.055° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.3813° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34.51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km E 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 2017-02-25 17:20:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-26 23:58:28 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 259 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 1.5 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 153 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 us20008mkg Id of event.
Event Code 20008mkg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008mkg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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