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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Sakai in Japan

Earthquake location 36.1629S, 139.8486WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Sakai in Japan on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/12/19 / 2019-12-03 01:18:04 / December 3, 2019 @ 1:18 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 139.8486 East, latitude 36.1629 North, depth = 56.29 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006fev. Id of event: us70006fev. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 56.29 km (35 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:18:04 / 10:18 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fujisawa, Futtsu, Kimitsu (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 8 km NNE of Sakai, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 139.8486° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.1629° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 56.29 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km NNE 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 2019-12-03 01:18:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-03 01:30:17 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 4.1 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 328 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 1.347 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 79 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70006fev Id of event.
Event Code 70006fev An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006fev, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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