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Light earthquake 4 mag, 74 km SSE of Toba, Japan

Earthquake location 33.8533S, 137.1298WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Toba in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 351.34 km (218 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/11/18 / 2018-11-14 11:39:51 / November 14, 2018 @ 11:39 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 20:39:51 / 8:39 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000hrjx. Event ids that are associated: us1000hrjx. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 137.1298 East, latitude 33.8533 North, depth = 351.34 km.

Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Ise (c. 97 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Toba (c. 23 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Owase (c. 22 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Owase, Ise, Toba (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 74 km SSE of Toba, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 137.1298° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.8533° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 351.34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 74km SSE of Toba, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-11-14 11:39:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-11-14 12:06:07 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 246 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 1.495 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 76 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 us1000hrjx Id of event.
Event Code 1000hrjx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hrjx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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