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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 47 km ENE of Kashima-shi, Japan

Earthquake location 36.1358S, 141.127WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Kashima-shi in Japan on Monday. Exact location, longitude 141.127° East, latitude 36.1358° North, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000adgq. Id of event: us2000adgq. The temblor was picked up at 00:35:27 / 12:35 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/08/17 / 2017-08-27 15:35:27 / August 27, 2017 @ 3:35 pm.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mashiko, Daigo, Toride (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Sakura (c. 182 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Narita (c. 100 600 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 47 km ENE of Kashima-shi, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.127° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.1358° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 47km ENE of Kashima-shi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-27 15:35:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-24 14:26:18 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 340 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 1.75 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 125 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 us2000adgq Id of event.
Event Code 2000adgq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000adgq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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