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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 1 km NW of Mooka, Japan



Earthquake location 36.4417S, 140.007WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Mooka in Japan. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/06/17 / 2017-06-18 16:23:49 / June 18, 2017 @ 4:23 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 140.007° East, latitude 36.4417° North, depth = 85.48 km. Unique identifier: us20009ngk. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009ngk. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:23:49 / 1:23 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 85.48 km (53 miles).

Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Kawaguchi (c. 468 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yachimata, Kamirenjaku, Musashino.

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. 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: 1 km NW of Mooka, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.007° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4417° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 85.48 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km NW of Mooka, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-06-18 16:23:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-18 18:12:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 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 285 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 1.456 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.47 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 134 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 us20009ngk Id of event.
Event Code 20009ngk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009ngk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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