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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Hasaki in Japan

Earthquake location 35.646S, 140.8909WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Hasaki in Japan. Exact location of event, depth 39.58 km, 140.8909° East, 35.646° North. Id of earthquake: us1000870y. Event ids that are associated: us1000870y. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:18:54 / 10:18 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/03/17 / 2017-03-05 01:18:54 / March 5, 2017 @ 1:18 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 39.58 km (25 miles).

The epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Kashiwa (c. 340 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Ichihara (c. 283 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Sōka (c. 231 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sōka, Iwai, Kasama (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. 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: 11 km SSE of Hasaki, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.8909° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.646° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 39.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km SSE of Hasaki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-05 01:18:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-05 01:40:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 12 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.4 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 376 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 2.22 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 127 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 us1000870y Id of event.
Event Code 1000870y An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000870y, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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