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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Hasaki in Japan

Earthquake location 35.7239S, 140.8271WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Hasaki in Japan. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000izik. Unique identifier: us2000izik. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 31/12/18 / 2018-12-31 21:53:36 / December 31, 2018 @ 9:53 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 140.8271 East, latitude 35.7239 North, depth = 54.88 km. The temblor was reported at 06:53:36 / 6:53 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 54.88 km (34 miles).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sōka, Iwai, Yoshikawa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (40 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Kashiwa (c. 340 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Ichihara (c. 283 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 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 three and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. 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: 1 km SSW of Hasaki, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.8271° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.7239° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54.88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km SSW 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 2018-12-31 21:53:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-31 22:20:14 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 271 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 2.141 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 160 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 us2000izik Id of event.
Event Code 2000izik An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000izik, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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