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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Tenno in Japan

Earthquake location 40.0952S, 139.5353WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Tenno in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.82 km (12 miles). Exact location, longitude 139.5353° East, latitude 40.0952° North, depth = 18.82 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/07/17 / 2017-07-24 02:15:01 / July 24, 2017 @ 2:15 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a0ak. Id of event: us2000a0ak. The temblor was reported at 11:15:01 / 11:15 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ōdate, Takanosu, Akita (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 64 km (40 miles) from Akita Shi (c. 325 800 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Akita (c. 320 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Ōdate (c. 64 500 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Noshiromachi (c. 51 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Tennō (c. 22 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Takanosu (c. 20 500 pop).

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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 42 km WNW of Tenno, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 139.5353° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.0952° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km WNW of Tenno, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-24 02:15:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-24 03:01:56 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 1.357 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97 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 us2000a0ak Id of event.
Event Code 2000a0ak An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a0ak, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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