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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Yamada in Japan

Earthquake location 39.488S, 142.0179WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Yamada in Japan. The temblor was detected at 21:08:05 / 9:08 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000a0ts. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a0ts. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 67.68 km (42 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 142.0179° East, 39.488° North, depth 67.68 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/07/17 / 2017-07-25 12:08:05 / July 25, 2017 @ 12:08 pm.

Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shizukuishi, Mizusawa, Kitakami (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. 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: 6 km ENE of Yamada, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.0179° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.488° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 67.68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km ENE of Yamada, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-25 12:08:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-25 12:40:52 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 1.491 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 129 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 us2000a0ts Id of event.
Event Code 2000a0ts An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a0ts, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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