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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Kanuma in Japan

Earthquake location 36.5094S, 139.7301WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Kanuma in Japan on Sunday. Id of earthquake: us1000g5ta. Event ids that are associated: us1000g5ta. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:41:36 / 4:41 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 05/08/18 / 2018-08-05 07:41:36 / August 5, 2018 @ 7:41 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 88.01 km (55 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 139.7301° East, latitude 36.5094° North, depth = 88.01 km.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mitaka-shi, Kokubunji, Ōme. Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Kawaguchi (c. 468 600 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 4 km S of Kanuma, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 139.7301° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5094° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 88.01 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km S of Kanuma, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-08-05 07:41:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-31 12:29:21 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 1.229 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.58 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 146 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 us1000g5ta Id of event.
Event Code 1000g5ta An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000g5ta, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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