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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near Sakai in Japan

Earthquake location 36.086S, 139.8263WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Sakai in Japan on Friday. Id of earthquake: us70006b9c. Event ids that are associated: us70006b9c. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/11/19 / 2019-11-21 20:23:49 / November 21, 2019 @ 8:23 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 52.11 km (32 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 05:23:49 / 5:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 139.8263° East, 36.086° North, depth 52.11 km.

Epicenter of the event was 46 km (28 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōiso, Hasaki, Ōtsuki (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. 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: 2 km ESE of Sakai, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 139.8263° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.086° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 52.11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km ESE of Sakai, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-11-21 20:23:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-11-21 20:47:45 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.3 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 341 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 1.354 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 128 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 us70006b9c Id of event.
Event Code 70006b9c An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006b9c, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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