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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Sakura in Japan

Earthquake location 35.773S, 140.2101WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Sakura in Japan. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003xxy. Id of event: us70003xxy. Exact location of earthquake, 140.2101° East, 35.773° North, depth 69.47 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 69.47 km (43 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:59:08 / 10:59 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 11/06/19 / 2019-06-11 01:59:08 / June 11, 2019 @ 1:59 am UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the event was 48 km (30 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hiratsuka, Tateyama, Utsunomiya-shi (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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. 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: 6 km NNW of Sakura, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.2101° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.773° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 69.47 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km NNW of Sakura, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-06-11 01:59:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-06-11 02:46:25 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 286 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 1.797 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 112 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70003xxy Id of event.
Event Code 70003xxy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003xxy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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