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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near Kawaguchi in Japan

Earthquake location 34.9892S, 140.1933WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Kawaguchi in Japan. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:55:48 / 1:55 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 69.64 km, 140.1933° East, 34.9892° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 69.64 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/06/19 / 2019-06-19 16:55:48 / June 19, 2019 @ 4:55 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000433s. Id of event: us6000433s.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Abiko, Sōka, Odawara. Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Yokosuka (c. 429 000 pop).

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 fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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: 14 km SE of Kawaguchi, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.1933° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.9892° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 69.64 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km SE of Kawaguchi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-06-19 16:55:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-06-19 23:04:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 9 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 342 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 1.682 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 98 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 us6000433s Id of event.
Event Code 6000433s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000433s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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