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Light earthquake 4.9 mag, 53 km ESE of Hitachi, Japan

Earthquake location 36.4583S, 141.2201WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Hitachi in Japan on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.46 km (20 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/10/18 / 2018-10-02 03:27:51 / October 2, 2018 @ 3:27 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 141.2201 East, latitude 36.4583 North, depth = 31.46 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:27:51 / 12:27 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000h5gh. Unique identifier: us1000h5gh.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ishikawa, Makabe, Iwase (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Katori-shi (c. 83 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Kashima-shi (c. 65 800 pop).

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 two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 53 km ESE of Hitachi, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.2201° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4583° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.46 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km ESE of Hitachi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-10-02 03:27:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-02 03:46:24 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 370 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 1.449 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 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 mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000h5gh Id of event.
Event Code 1000h5gh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000h5gh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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