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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Takahagi in Japan

Earthquake location 36.7764S, 140.6352WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Takahagi in Japan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 22.21 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008j1z. Unique identifier: us10008j1z. Global time and date of event 19/04/17 / 2017-04-19 17:13:44 / April 19, 2017 @ 5:13 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:13:44 / 2:13 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 140.6352° East, 36.7764° North, depth 22.21 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Edosaki, Inashiki, Ishige (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Oyama (c. 159 900 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 9 km NW of Takahagi, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.6352° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.7764° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 22.21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km NW of Takahagi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-19 17:13:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-19 18:21:44 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 326 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 1.097 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 133 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 us10008j1z Id of event.
Event Code 10008j1z An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008j1z, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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