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Light earthquake 4.9 mag, 10 km NW of Ichihara, Japan

Earthquake location 35.5827S, 139.9929WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Ichihara in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/01/18 / 2018-01-05 15:54:14 / January 5, 2018 @ 3:54 pm. Unique identifier: us1000c14l. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000c14l. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:54:14 / 12:54 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 69.39 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 139.9929° East, 35.5827° North, depth 69.39 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hitachi-Naka, Honjō, Kodamachō-kodamaminami (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 30 km (18 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop). 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 six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 10 km NW of Ichihara, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 139.9929° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.5827° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 69.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km NW of Ichihara, 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 15:54:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-05 16:14:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 66 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.3 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 404 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 1.736 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 62 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 us1000c14l Id of event.
Event Code 1000c14l An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000c14l, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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