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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Kitaibaraki in Japan

Earthquake location 36.6681S, 141.0511WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Kitaibaraki in Japan. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/03/17 / 2017-03-22 14:47:22 / March 22, 2017 @ 2:47 pm. The temblor was picked up at 23:47:22 / 11:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 141.0511 East, latitude 36.6681 North, depth = 50.71 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008twn. Id of event: us20008twn. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50.71 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 45 km (28 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Namie, Sukagawa, Ishioka (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 29 km ESE of Kitaibaraki, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.0511° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.6681° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 50.71 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km ESE of Kitaibaraki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-22 14:47:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-22 22:19:22 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 1.216 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 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 us20008twn Id of event.
Event Code 20008twn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008twn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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