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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Yotsukaido in Japan

Earthquake location 35.6069S, 140.1903WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Yotsukaido in Japan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 55 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:54:38 / 11:54 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us70005gsc. Event ids that are associated: us70005gsc. Exact location, longitude 140.1903° East, latitude 35.6069° North, depth = 55 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/09/19 / 2019-09-14 02:54:38 / September 14, 2019 @ 2:54 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 46 km (29 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Uenohara, Ogawa, Mibu (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 fifty-one 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.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km SSE of Yotsukaido, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.1903° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.6069° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 55 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km SSE of Yotsukaido, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-09-14 02:54:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-09-15 21:27:58 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 6 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 327 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 1.856 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 119 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 us70005gsc Id of event.
Event Code 70005gsc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005gsc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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