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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 12 km NE of Ohara, Japan



Earthquake location 35.3429S, 140.4627WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Ohara in Japan on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, 140.4627° East, 35.3429° North, depth 27.22 km. The temblor was detected at 09:56:13 / 9:56 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/06/17 / 2017-06-04 00:56:13 / June 4, 2017 @ 12:56 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009kkf. Id of event: us20009kkf. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27.22 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shiki, Chigasaki, Saitama (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 80 km (50 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 12 km NE of Ohara, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.4627° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.3429° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 27.22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km NE of Ohara, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-06-04 00:56:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-04 01:27:10 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 3.4 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 316 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 1.985 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 116 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 us20009kkf Id of event.
Event Code 20009kkf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009kkf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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