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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Kazuno in Japan

Earthquake location 40.0745S, 140.6192WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Kazuno in Japan. Exact location of event, longitude 140.6192 East, latitude 40.0745 North, depth = 8.02 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/05/18 / 2018-05-05 22:15:48 / May 5, 2018 @ 10:15 pm. The temblor was detected at 07:15:48 / 7:15 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000dz0r. Unique identifier: us1000dz0r. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 8.02 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Epicenter of the event was 59 km (37 miles) from Akita Shi (c. 325 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Akita (c. 320 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Aomori Shi (c. 298 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Hirosaki (c. 175 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Misawa, Hachinohe, Hanamaki. Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.

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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: 18 km SW of Kazuno, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.6192° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.0745° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.02 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km SW of Kazuno, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-05-05 22:15:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-05 22:45:30 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 312 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 0.791 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 124 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 us1000dz0r Id of event.
Event Code 1000dz0r An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000dz0r, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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