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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Kitaibaraki in Japan

Earthquake location 36.8775S, 140.5589WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Kitaibaraki in Japan on Friday. The temblor was picked up at 21:38:09 / 9:38 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.56 km (23 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/11/17 / 2017-11-03 12:38:09 / November 3, 2017 @ 12:38 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.5589 East, latitude 36.8775 North, depth = 36.56 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bhpr. Unique identifier: us2000bhpr.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ishige, Ami, Naka. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 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 seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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: 19 km WNW of Kitaibaraki, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.5589° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.8775° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.56 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km WNW of Kitaibaraki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-03 12:38:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-03 13:23:44 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 4.8 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 375 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 1.006 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 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 us2000bhpr Id of event.
Event Code 2000bhpr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bhpr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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