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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Sukagawa in Japan

Earthquake location 37.1586S, 140.1893WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Sukagawa in Japan. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:40:36 / 1:40 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.1893 East, latitude 37.1586 North, depth = 106.22 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 106.22 km (66 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us70004kqg. Unique identifier: us70004kqg. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/07/19 / 2019-07-05 04:40:36 / July 5, 2019 @ 4:40 am.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Katsuta, Tomobe, Iwase (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-six 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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: 22 km SW of Sukagawa, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.1893° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.1586° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 106.22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km SW of Sukagawa, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-07-05 04:40:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-07-17 00:41:50 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 284 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 0.854 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 151 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 us70004kqg Id of event.
Event Code 70004kqg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70004kqg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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