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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Hitachi in Japan

Earthquake location 36.486S, 140.8131WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Hitachi in Japan on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 08:00:05 / 8:00 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 140.8131° East, 36.486° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/06/19 / 2019-06-16 23:00:05 / June 16, 2019 @ 11:00 pm. Event id: us600041i0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600041i0.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Shiroi, Sakai, Sakura (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Sakura (c. 182 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Oyama (c. 159 900 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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: 19 km SE of Hitachi, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.8131° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.486° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km SE of Hitachi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-06-16 23:00:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-06-16 23:33:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 19 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6 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 381 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 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 85 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us600041i0 Id of event.
Event Code 600041i0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600041i0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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