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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Honshu in Japan

Earthquake location 38.9758S, 141.7805WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, near the east coast of Honshu, Japan kilometers (0 miles) from Honshu in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 17/07/19 / 2019-07-17 09:00:19 / July 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us70004m46. Event ids that are associated: us70004m46. Exact location of event, longitude 141.7805 East, latitude 38.9758 North, depth = 71.78 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 71.78 km (45 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 09:00:19 / 9:00 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 97 km (60 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tomiya, Rifu, Shiogama.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.7805° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.9758° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 71.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place near the east coast of Honshu, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-07-17 09:00:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-07-17 09:28:38 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 354 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 1.351 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 134 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 us70004m46 Id of event.
Event Code 70004m46 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70004m46, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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