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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Ohara in Japan

Earthquake location 35.3592S, 140.6505WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Ohara in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 140.6505° East, latitude 35.3592° North, depth = 35 km. Event id: us20009kp0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009kp0. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Global time and date of event 04/06/17 / 2017-06-04 02:09:58 / June 4, 2017 @ 2:09 am UTC/GMT. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:09:58 / 11:09 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ishioka, Hayama, Zushi. Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (59 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Yokosuka (c. 429 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 27 km ENE of Ohara, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.6505° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.3592° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km ENE 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 02:09:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-04 22:32:56 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 9 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.9 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 328 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 2.136 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 127 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 us20009kp0 Id of event.
Event Code 20009kp0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009kp0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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