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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag was detected near Oarai in Japan

Earthquake location 36.3351S, 141.0329WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Oarai in Japan on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.0329 East, latitude 36.3351 North, depth = 52.39 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 31/01/18 / 2018-01-31 01:15:25 / January 31, 2018 @ 1:15 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 52.39 km (33 miles). Unique identifier: us2000crkh. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000crkh. The temblor was reported at 10:15:25 / 10:15 am (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Sakura (c. 182 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mitsukaidō, Kaminokawa, Yachimata.

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 38 km E of Oarai, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.0329° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.3351° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 52.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km 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 2018-01-31 01:15:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-31 02:04:21 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.9 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 356 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 1.543 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 133 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 us2000crkh Id of event.
Event Code 2000crkh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000crkh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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