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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 77 km SSE of Toba, Japan

Earthquake location 33.8192S, 137.1168WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Toba in Japan. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:45:45 / 10:45 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 362.29 km (225 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000jhq5. Id of event: us2000jhq5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 137.1168 East, latitude 33.8192 North, depth = 362.29 km. Global time and date of event 14/02/19 / 2019-02-14 01:45:45 / February 14, 2019 @ 1:45 am UTC/GMT.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tahara, Owase, Ise. Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Ise (c. 97 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Tahara (c. 38 200 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Toba (c. 23 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Owase (c. 22 000 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 77 km SSE of Toba, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 137.1168° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.8192° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 362.29 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 77km 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 2019-02-14 01:45:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-02-14 01:56:50 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 312 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 1.23 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 59 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 us2000jhq5 Id of event.
Event Code 2000jhq5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000jhq5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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