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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Kitaibaraki in Japan

Earthquake location 36.7837S, 140.6809WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Kitaibaraki in Japan on Monday. Unique identifier: us60003sh4. Ids that are associated to the event: us60003sh4. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The temblor was reported at 04:04:17 / 4:04 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 26/05/19 / 2019-05-26 19:04:17 / May 26, 2019 @ 7:04 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 140.6809° East, 36.7837° North.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ishige, Inashiki, Tochigi (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Oyama (c. 159 900 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-three 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 6 km W of Kitaibaraki, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.6809° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.7837° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km W of Kitaibaraki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-05-26 19:04:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-26 20:07:17 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 326 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 1.086 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 156 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 us60003sh4 Id of event.
Event Code 60003sh4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60003sh4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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