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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag strikes near Honshu in Japan

Earthquake location 40.2176S, 142.3858WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes near the east coast of Honshu, Japan kilometers (0 miles) from Honshu in Japan on Thursday. The temblor was reported at 11:38:27 / 11:38 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us1000dnk9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000dnk9. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/04/18 / 2018-04-19 11:38:27 / April 19, 2018 @ 11:38 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 49.16 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 142.3858° East, latitude 40.2176° North, depth = 49.16 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 81 km (51 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Ichinohe (c. 15 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Misawa, Ichinohe, Yamada (min 5000 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.3858° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.2176° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 49.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place near the east coast of Honshu, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-04-19 11:38:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-19 11:54:54 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 369 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 1.158 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 138 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 us1000dnk9 Id of event.
Event Code 1000dnk9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000dnk9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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