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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag has occurred near Nanae in Japan



Earthquake location 41.9241S, 140.6871WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Nanae in Japan. Exact location of event, depth 114.74 km, 140.6871° East, 41.9241° North. Id of earthquake: us2000a5xs. Event ids that are associated: us2000a5xs. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 114.74 km (71 miles). Global time and date of event 02/08/17 / 2017-08-02 12:46:23 / August 2, 2017 @ 12:46 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 21:46:23 / 9:46 pm (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 17 km (11 miles) from Hakodate (c. 275 700 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Mutsu (c. 49 200 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Kamiiso (c. 38 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Date (c. 35 300 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Nanae (c. 30 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shiraoi, Mutsu, Date (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 4 km N of Nanae, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.6871° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.9241° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 114.74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km N of Nanae, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-02 12:46:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-01 05:45:37 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 1.168 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.34 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 86 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 us2000a5xs Id of event.
Event Code 2000a5xs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a5xs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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