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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Chichi-shima in Japan

Earthquake location 27.8351S, 139.5797WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 273 km WNW of Chichi-shima, Japan (170 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude 139.5797 East, latitude 27.8351 North, depth = 501.75 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 501.75 km (312 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us20009n4w. Event ids that are associated: us20009n4w. The temblor was picked up at 04:05:58 / 4:05 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/06/17 / 2017-06-16 19:05:58 / June 16, 2017 @ 7:05 pm.

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 seventeen 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 273 km WNW of Chichi-shima, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 139.5797° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 27.8351° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 501.75 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 273km WNW of Chichi-shima, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-06-16 19:05:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-16 19:18:21 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 354 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 2.428 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 66 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 us20009n4w Id of event.
Event Code 20009n4w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009n4w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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