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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Oarai in Japan

Earthquake location 36.2829S, 141.3259WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Oarai in Japan. Exact location of event, longitude 141.3259 East, latitude 36.2829 North, depth = 32.08 km. Event id: us1000c1ps. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000c1ps. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32.08 km (20 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 07/01/18 / 2018-01-07 09:19:57 / January 7, 2018 @ 9:19 am UTC/GMT. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:19:57 / 6:19 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Edosaki, Inashiki, Ishioka (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 94 km (58 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Katori-shi (c. 83 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Kashima-shi (c. 65 800 pop).

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

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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. 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: 65 km E of Oarai, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.3259° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.2829° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 32.08 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 65km E of Oarai, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-07 09:19:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-07 09:47:34 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 326 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 1.64 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 121 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 us1000c1ps Id of event.
Event Code 1000c1ps An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000c1ps, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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