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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 5 km ESE of Kawaguchi, Japan

Earthquake location 35.0883S, 140.1556WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Kawaguchi in Japan on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 40.82 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 15:53:29 / 3:53 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/06/18 / 2018-06-21 06:53:29 / June 21, 2018 @ 6:53 am. Exact location of earthquake, 140.1556° East, 35.0883° North, depth 40.82 km. Id of earthquake: us1000f3eq. Event ids that are associated: us1000f3eq.

Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yoshikawa, Odawara, Fujishiro.

In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km ESE of Kawaguchi, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.1556° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.0883° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km ESE of Kawaguchi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-06-21 06:53:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-07-19 13:11:13 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 271 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 1.672 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 131 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 us1000f3eq Id of event.
Event Code 1000f3eq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000f3eq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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