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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Iwaki in Japan

Earthquake location 37.1501S, 141.1734WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Iwaki in Japan. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 141.1734° East, 37.1501° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 29/03/19 / 2019-03-29 03:24:19 / March 29, 2019 @ 3:24 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000k6x3. Unique identifier: us2000k6x3. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:24:19 / 12:24 pm (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 28 km (17 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Nihommatsu (c. 36 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ōmiya, Funaishikawa, Yanagawamachi-saiwaichō. Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every 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.

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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. 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: 28 km ENE of Iwaki, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.1734° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.1501° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km ENE of Iwaki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-03-29 03:24:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-29 03:43:01 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 0.779 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 134 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 us2000k6x3 Id of event.
Event Code 2000k6x3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000k6x3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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