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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 42 km SE of Hasaki, Japan

Earthquake location 35.4867S, 141.1938WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Hasaki in Japan. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.1938 East, latitude 35.4867 North, depth = 28.04 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 28.04 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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: 16/07/18 / 2018-07-16 02:51:57 / July 16, 2018 @ 2:51 am. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:51:57 / 11:51 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000g5vm. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000g5vm.

Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chiba, Yotsukaidō, Edosaki (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Sakura (c. 182 500 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Narita (c. 100 600 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Mobara (c. 97 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Yotsukaidō (c. 86 700 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Yachimata (c. 83 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Katori-shi (c. 83 200 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-three 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 42 km SE of Hasaki, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.1938° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.4867° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km SE of Hasaki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-07-16 02:51:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-07-16 03:40:36 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 340 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 2.399 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 121 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 us2000g5vm Id of event.
Event Code 2000g5vm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000g5vm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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