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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Iiyama in Japan

Earthquake location 36.8275S, 138.3968WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Iiyama in Japan on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/05/17 / 2017-05-27 11:59:40 / May 27, 2017 @ 11:59 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 1.64 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 20:59:40 / 8:59 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008vsc. Unique identifier: us10008vsc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 138.3968° East, latitude 36.8275° North, depth = 1.64 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kodamachō-kodamaminami, Honjō, Kiryū (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Nagano-shi (c. 360 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Maebashi-shi (c. 282 700 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Takasaki (c. 240 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Matsumoto (c. 210 700 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Jōetsu (c. 204 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Nagaoka (c. 195 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Isesaki (c. 130 700 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 3 km SE of Iiyama, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 138.3968° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.8275° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 1.64 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km SE of Iiyama, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-27 11:59:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-27 12:23:38 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 0.321 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.51 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 124 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 us10008vsc Id of event.
Event Code 10008vsc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008vsc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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