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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near Kamaishi in Japan

Earthquake location 39.1217S, 142.3605WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Kamaishi in Japan. Exact location of earthquake, 142.3605° East, 39.1217° North, depth 28.38 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/12/18 / 2018-12-03 19:15:19 / December 3, 2018 @ 7:15 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us1000i1ax. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000i1ax. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 28.38 km (18 miles). The temblor was reported at 04:15:19 / 4:15 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tōno, Miyako, Ōfunato (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 44 km ESE of Kamaishi, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.3605° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.1217° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km ESE of Kamaishi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-12-03 19:15:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-04 18:46:08 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 1.756 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 128 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 us1000i1ax Id of event.
Event Code 1000i1ax An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000i1ax, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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