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Light earthquake 4 mag, 39 km SE of Kamaishi, Japan

Earthquake location 39.0244S, 142.2239WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Kamaishi in Japan on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, 142.2239° East, 39.0244° North, depth 39.12 km. The temblor was reported at 15:15:15 / 3:15 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 39.12 km (24 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/06/18 / 2018-06-17 06:15:15 / June 17, 2018 @ 6:15 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000etmf. Unique identifier: us1000etmf.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Miyako, Tōno, Yamada (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 73 km (46 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 three and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 39 km SE of Kamaishi, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.2239° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.0244° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 39.12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km 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 2018-06-17 06:15:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-06-17 07:05:33 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 246 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 1.612 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.43 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 173 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 us1000etmf Id of event.
Event Code 1000etmf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000etmf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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