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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Ishikawa in Japan

Earthquake location 37.1337S, 140.6601WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Ishikawa in Japan on Monday. Id of earthquake: us20009nhh. Event ids that are associated: us20009nhh. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:51:32 / 5:51 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 140.6601 East, latitude 37.1337 North, depth = 36.09 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/06/17 / 2017-06-18 20:51:32 / June 18, 2017 @ 8:51 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 36.09 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.

The epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kakuda, Utsunomiya-shi, Tomobe.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 18 km E of Ishikawa, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.6601° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.1337° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km E of Ishikawa, 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 20:51:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-18 21:07:54 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 3.1 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 312 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 0.741 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.29 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 135 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 us20009nhh Id of event.
Event Code 20009nhh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009nhh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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