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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near Hasaki in Japan

Earthquake location 35.8382S, 140.76WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Hasaki in Japan. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/01/18 / 2018-01-05 02:02:25 / January 5, 2018 @ 2:02 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 11:02:25 / 11:02 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 140.76 East, latitude 35.8382 North, depth = 35 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000c0zi. Unique identifier: us1000c0zi.

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 98 km (61 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Kawaguchi (c. 468 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Kashiwa (c. 340 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Saitama, Tokyo, Takahagi (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 13 km NNW of Hasaki, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.76° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.8382° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km NNW of Hasaki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-05 02:02:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-05 02:39:50 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 2.027 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 119 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 us1000c0zi Id of event.
Event Code 1000c0zi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000c0zi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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