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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Kasukabe in Japan

Earthquake location 36.0106S, 139.7538WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Kasukabe in Japan. Exact location of event, longitude 139.7538 East, latitude 36.0106 North, depth = 90.02 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hgaa. Id of event: us2000hgaa. The temblor was detected at 17:11:11 / 5:11 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/09/18 / 2018-09-18 08:11:11 / September 18, 2018 @ 8:11 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 90.02 km (56 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Miura, Numata, Ninomiya. Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 3 km N of Kasukabe, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 139.7538° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.0106° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 90.02 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km N of Kasukabe, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-09-18 08:11:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-18 08:41:18 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 332 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 1.361 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 111 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 us2000hgaa Id of event.
Event Code 2000hgaa An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000hgaa, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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