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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Goshogawara in Japan

Earthquake location 41.217S, 140.399WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Goshogawara in Japan on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/05/18 / 2018-05-22 20:11:02 / May 22, 2018 @ 8:11 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 140.399 East, latitude 41.217 North, depth = 152.91 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ea4r. Id of event: us1000ea4r. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 152.91 km (95 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:11:02 / 5:11 am (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Aomori Shi (c. 298 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Hakodate (c. 275 700 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Hirosaki (c. 175 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Mutsu (c. 49 200 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Goshogawara (c. 49 100 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Kuroishi (c. 38 600 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Kamiiso (c. 38 100 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nanae, Kamiiso, Hirosaki.

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 eight 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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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. 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: 45 km N of Goshogawara, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.399° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.217° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 152.91 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45km N of Goshogawara, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-05-22 20:11:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-22 20:57:55 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 326 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 0.66 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 39 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 us1000ea4r Id of event.
Event Code 1000ea4r An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000ea4r, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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