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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near Katsuura in Japan

Earthquake location 34.58S, 140.401WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Katsuura in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 76.49 km (48 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/04/17 / 2017-04-17 17:39:01 / April 17, 2017 @ 5:39 pm. The temblor was detected at 02:39:01 / 2:39 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008idv. Id of event: us10008idv. Exact location, longitude 140.401° East, latitude 34.58° North, depth = 76.49 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kisarazu, Futtsu, Kimitsu (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 99 km (61 miles) from Kisarazu (c. 122 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Mobara (c. 97 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Kimitsu (c. 92 100 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Futtsu (c. 51 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Miura (c. 51 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Tateyama (c. 50 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Kawaguchi (c. 29 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-two 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: 62 km S of Katsuura, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.401° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.58° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 76.49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 62km S of Katsuura, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-17 17:39:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-17 18:08:50 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 13 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 358 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 1.54 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 110 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 us10008idv Id of event.
Event Code 10008idv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008idv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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