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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Hasaki in Japan

Earthquake location 35.8356S, 140.9656WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Hasaki in Japan. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.9656 East, latitude 35.8356 North, depth = 35 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/07/19 / 2019-07-28 15:35:00 / July 28, 2019 @ 3:35 pm. The temblor was reported at 00:35:00 / 12:35 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us60004wsi. Ids that are associated to the event: us60004wsi.

Epicenter of the event was 80 km (50 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kashiwa (c. 340 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Ichihara (c. 283 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Katsuura, Iwase, Matsudo (min 5000 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 16 km NE of Hasaki, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.9656° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.8356° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km NE of Hasaki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-07-28 15:35:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-07-28 16:01:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 326 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 2.034 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 126 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 us60004wsi Id of event.
Event Code 60004wsi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60004wsi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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