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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 10 km W of Shizuoka-shi, Japan

Earthquake location 34.993S, 138.2682WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Shizuoka-shi in Japan on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 21:18:22 / 9:18 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000g6b1. Id of event: us1000g6b1. Exact location of event, longitude 138.2682 East, latitude 34.993 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 10/08/18 / 2018-08-10 12:18:22 / August 10, 2018 @ 12:18 pm UTC/GMT.

Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 11 km (7 miles) from Shizuoka-shi (c. 701 600 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Hamamatsu (c. 605 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Toyohashi (c. 378 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Fuji (c. 240 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Numazu (c. 204 300 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Odawara (c. 203 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ōtsuki, Enzan, Nakatsugawa.

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 one and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 10 km W of Shizuoka-shi, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 138.2682° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.993° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km W of Shizuoka-shi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-08-10 12:18:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-10 12:51:11 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 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 259 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 0.322 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 141 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000g6b1 Id of event.
Event Code 1000g6b1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000g6b1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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