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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Yuzawa in Japan

Earthquake location 39.2255S, 140.4507WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Yuzawa in Japan. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:02:43 / 1:02 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 137.1 km (85 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/04/19 / 2019-04-21 04:02:43 / April 21, 2019 @ 4:02 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.4507 East, latitude 39.2255 North, depth = 137.1 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us700039vl. Unique identifier: us700039vl.

Event epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Akita Shi (c. 325 800 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Akita (c. 320 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Sakata (c. 100 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Tsuruoka (c. 99 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wakuya, Sagae, Tōno (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km NNW of Yuzawa, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.4507° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.2255° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 137.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km NNW of Yuzawa, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-04-21 04:02:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-04-21 04:21:39 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 1.38 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 116 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 us700039vl Id of event.
Event Code 700039vl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us700039vl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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