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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag has occurred near Hasaki in Japan

Earthquake location 35.6667S, 141.1868WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Hasaki in Japan. Exact location, longitude 141.1868° East, latitude 35.6667° North, depth = 33.48 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100088nr. Id of event: us100088nr. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:18:25 / 1:18 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/03/17 / 2017-03-05 04:18:25 / March 5, 2017 @ 4:18 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 33.48 km (21 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 86 km (54 miles) from Sakura (c. 182 500 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Narita (c. 100 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Mobara (c. 97 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Yachimata (c. 83 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Katori-shi (c. 83 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Tōgane (c. 66 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ōarai, Ōhara, Sakura (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days seventy-five 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. 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: 32 km ESE of Hasaki, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.1868° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.6667° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33.48 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km ESE 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 04:18:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-30 05:57:07 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 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 2.221 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 192 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 us100088nr Id of event.
Event Code 100088nr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100088nr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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