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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Shingu in Japan

Earthquake location 33.251S, 135.9047WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Shingu in Japan. Exact location of event, longitude 135.9047 East, latitude 33.251 North, depth = 437.31 km. Event id: us2000a3ly. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a3ly. The temblor was reported at 09:56:51 / 9:56 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 28/07/17 / 2017-07-28 00:56:51 / July 28, 2017 @ 12:56 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 437.31 km (272 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (46 miles) from Tanabe (c. 69 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Shingū (c. 31 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tanabe, Shingū (min 5000 pop).

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 one and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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: 53 km S of Shingu, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 135.9047° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.251° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 437.31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km S of Shingu, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-28 00:56:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-05 03:17:14 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 259 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 1.761 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 44 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 us2000a3ly Id of event.
Event Code 2000a3ly An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a3ly, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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