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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Kawaguchi in Japan

Earthquake location 35.0089S, 140.0245WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Kawaguchi in Japan on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/01/19 / 2019-01-07 16:35:26 / January 7, 2019 @ 4:35 pm. The temblor was picked up at 01:35:26 / 1:35 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48.84 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.0245 East, latitude 35.0089 North, depth = 48.84 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j14f. Id of event: us2000j14f.

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 81 km (51 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Higashimurayama-shi, Asahi, Asaka (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-eight 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 12 km SW of Kawaguchi, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.0245° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.0089° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km SW of Kawaguchi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-01-07 16:35:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-07 17:15:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 327 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 1.55 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.48 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 138 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 us2000j14f Id of event.
Event Code 2000j14f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000j14f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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