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Minor earthquake: M3.7 quake has struck near Tsukuba in Japan

Earthquake location 36.1698S, 140.0905WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Tsukuba in Japan. The 3.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:45:58 / 12:45 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/06/19 / 2019-06-08 03:45:58 / June 8, 2019 @ 3:45 am. Exact location of event, longitude 140.0905 East, latitude 36.1698 North, depth = 76.13 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 76.13 km (47 miles). Event id: us70003x7c. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003x7c.

Event epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kodamachō-kodamaminami, Mobara, Fussa. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 3 km SSW of Tsukuba, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.0905° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.1698° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 76.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km SSW of Tsukuba, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-06-08 03:45:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-06-08 12:29:51 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 211 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 1.568 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 163 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70003x7c Id of event.
Event Code 70003x7c An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003x7c, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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