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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Chichi-shima in Japan



Earthquake location 29.55S, 142.1382WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 273 km N of Chichi-shima, Japan (170 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:42:05 / 5:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 142.1382 East, latitude 29.55 North, depth = 21.13 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/04/17 / 2017-04-10 20:42:05 / April 10, 2017 @ 8:42 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 21.13 km (13 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008gbm. Id of event: us10008gbm.

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

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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 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: 273 km N of Chichi-shima, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.1382° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 29.55° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 273km N of Chichi-shima, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-10 20:42:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-10 20:58:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 369 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 2.445 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 115 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 us10008gbm Id of event.
Event Code 10008gbm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008gbm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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