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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Ito in Japan

Earthquake location 34.7661S, 139.2541WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Ito in Japan. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/02/18 / 2018-02-09 14:38:38 / February 9, 2018 @ 2:38 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 139.2541° East, 34.7661° North, depth 148.13 km. The temblor was picked up at 23:38:38 / 11:38 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 148.13 km (92 miles). Event id: us2000czl1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000czl1.

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Shizuoka-shi (c. 701 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Yokosuka (c. 429 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Machida (c. 400 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Fujisawa (c. 394 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Hiratsuka (c. 259 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kisarazu, Fujieda, Machida.

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 27 km SE of Ito, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 139.2541° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.7661° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 148.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km SE of Ito, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-02-09 14:38:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-09 15:27:54 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 271 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 0.886 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 128 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 us2000czl1 Id of event.
Event Code 2000czl1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000czl1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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