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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Shiroi in Japan

Earthquake location 35.8071S, 140.0929WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Shiroi in Japan. The temblor was reported at 18:11:34 / 6:11 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 109.71 km (68 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000a7zp. Event ids that are associated: us2000a7zp. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/08/17 / 2017-08-14 09:11:34 / August 14, 2017 @ 9:11 am. Exact location, longitude 140.0929° East, latitude 35.8071° North, depth = 109.71 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hitachi, Ōmamachō-ōmama, Ujiie (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each 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 three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 2 km ENE of Shiroi, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.0929° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.8071° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 109.71 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km ENE of Shiroi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-14 09:11:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-14 09:43:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 42 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 369 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 1.696 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 116 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 us2000a7zp Id of event.
Event Code 2000a7zp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a7zp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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