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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Otsuchi in Japan



Earthquake location 39.3354S, 141.7882WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Otsuchi in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:59:00 / 8:59 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 40.96 km (25 miles). Exact location, longitude 141.7882° East, latitude 39.3354° North, depth = 40.96 km. Unique identifier: us20009p5s. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009p5s. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/06/17 / 2017-06-22 23:59:00 / June 22, 2017 @ 11:59 pm UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shizukuishi, Ichinoseki, Morioka-shi (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

Questions or comments?

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. 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: 10 km WSW of Otsuchi, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.7882° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.3354° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km WSW of Otsuchi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-06-22 23:59:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-23 00:37:52 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 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 1.554 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 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 mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20009p5s Id of event.
Event Code 20009p5s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009p5s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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