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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Mutsu in Japan

Earthquake location 41.1264S, 141.2977WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Mutsu in Japan. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/03/18 / 2018-03-09 09:15:51 / March 9, 2018 @ 9:15 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 18:15:51 / 6:15 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.2977 East, latitude 41.1264 North, depth = 100.56 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 100.56 km (62 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us1000d22t. Event ids that are associated: us1000d22t. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 58 km (36 miles) from Aomori Shi (c. 298 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Hakodate (c. 275 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Hirosaki (c. 175 000 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Mutsu (c. 49 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Goshogawara (c. 49 100 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nanae, Kamiiso, Hirosaki. Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 19 km SSE of Mutsu, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.2977° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.1264° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 100.56 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km SSE of Mutsu, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-09 09:15:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-09 09:35:42 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 0.38 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 129 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 us1000d22t Id of event.
Event Code 1000d22t An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d22t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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