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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Hasaki in Japan

Earthquake location 35.7346S, 141.9243WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 98 kilometers (61 miles) from Hasaki in Japan. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hgfj. Id of event: us2000hgfj. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9.51 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.9243 East, latitude 35.7346 North, depth = 9.51 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/09/18 / 2018-09-18 16:54:28 / September 18, 2018 @ 4:54 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:54:28 / 1:54 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 98 km (61 miles) from Hasaki (c. 39 200 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 Hasaki.

Each 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 three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. 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: 98 km E of Hasaki, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.9243° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.7346° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 98km E of Hasaki, 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 16:54:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-18 18:35:23 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 340 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 2.316 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 142 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 us2000hgfj Id of event.
Event Code 2000hgfj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000hgfj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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