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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 22 km SSE of Ishikawa, Japan

Earthquake location 36.958S, 140.5378WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Ishikawa in Japan. Unique identifier: us1000bme8. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000bme8. The temblor was reported at 00:22:12 / 12:22 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 140.5378 East, latitude 36.958 North, depth = 21.34 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/12/17 / 2017-12-05 15:22:12 / December 5, 2017 @ 3:22 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.34 km (13 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yanagawamachi-saiwaichō, Oyama, Kitakata.

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 two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 22 km SSE of Ishikawa, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.5378° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.958° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21.34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km SSE of Ishikawa, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-12-05 15:22:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-05 15:39:43 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 0.931 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.69 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 us1000bme8 Id of event.
Event Code 1000bme8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000bme8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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