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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 36 km SE of Kamaishi, Japan

Earthquake location 39.0671S, 142.217WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Kamaishi in Japan. Global time and date of event 27/05/18 / 2018-05-27 03:22:15 / May 27, 2018 @ 3:22 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 142.217 East, latitude 39.0671 North, depth = 50.51 km. Event id: us1000efd7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000efd7. The temblor was picked up at 12:22:15 / 12:22 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 50.51 km (31 miles).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Miyako, Tōno, Yamada (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 36 km SE of Kamaishi, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.217° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.0671° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 50.51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km SE of Kamaishi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-05-27 03:22:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-06-01 00:44:01 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 284 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 1.639 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 154 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 us1000efd7 Id of event.
Event Code 1000efd7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000efd7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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