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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Hasaki in Japan

Earthquake location 35.2495S, 141.123WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Hasaki in Japan. Exact location, longitude 141.123° East, latitude 35.2495° North, depth = 34.96 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:36:14 / 2:36 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000990s. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000990s. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/07/17 / 2017-07-12 05:36:14 / July 12, 2017 @ 5:36 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.96 km (22 miles).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 99 km (61 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Ichihara (c. 283 500 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Sakura (c. 182 500 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Narita (c. 100 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Mobara (c. 97 300 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Yotsukaidō (c. 86 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Yachimata (c. 83 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ichihara, Chiba, Yotsukaidō (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 59 km SSE of Hasaki, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.123° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.2495° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59km SSE of Hasaki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-12 05:36:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-12 05:52:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 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 2.389 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 118 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 us1000990s Id of event.
Event Code 1000990s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000990s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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