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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 25 km NE of Iwaki, Japan

Earthquake location 37.2291S, 141.063WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Iwaki in Japan. Exact location, longitude 141.063° East, latitude 37.2291° North, depth = 14.49 km. The temblor was picked up at 06:11:17 / 6:11 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 10/08/18 / 2018-08-10 21:11:17 / August 10, 2018 @ 9:11 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.49 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us1000g6l9. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000g6l9.

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 25 km (16 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Kuroiso (c. 61 200 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Ōtawara (c. 58 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ōtawara, Iwanuma, Ōkawara (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 25 km NE of Iwaki, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.063° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.2291° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km NE of Iwaki, 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 21:11:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-10 22:23:31 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 20 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 361 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 0.674 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 117 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000g6l9 Id of event.
Event Code 1000g6l9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000g6l9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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