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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 17 km ESE of Otsuchi, Japan

Earthquake location 39.3243S, 142.095WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Otsuchi in Japan. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/06/18 / 2018-06-26 11:03:04 / June 26, 2018 @ 11:03 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:03:04 / 8:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 142.095° East, 39.3243° North, depth 35 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: us1000f23y. Id of event: us1000f23y.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ichinoseki, Morioka-shi, Mizusawa. Earthquake epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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: 17 km ESE of Otsuchi, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.095° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.3243° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km ESE of Otsuchi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-06-26 11:03:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-06-26 11:35:24 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 27 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.6 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 364 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 1.663 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 140 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 us1000f23y Id of event.
Event Code 1000f23y An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000f23y, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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