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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Oarai in Japan

Earthquake location 36.3454S, 140.9916WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Oarai in Japan. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700047jh. Id of event: us700047jh. The temblor was reported at 10:13:41 / 10:13 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.9916 East, latitude 36.3454 North, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 30/06/19 / 2019-06-30 01:13:41 / June 30, 2019 @ 1:13 am UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Narita (c. 100 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Shisui, Toride, Ishige (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 35 km E of Oarai, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.9916° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.3454° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km E of Oarai, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-06-30 01:13:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-06-30 01:48:35 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 312 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 1.529 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.6 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 201 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 us700047jh Id of event.
Event Code 700047jh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us700047jh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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