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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near Ohara in Japan

Earthquake location 35.1201S, 140.8132WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Ohara in Japan. The temblor was detected at 04:13:50 / 4:13 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 51.31 km (32 miles). Id of earthquake: us60006rvf. Event ids that are associated: us60006rvf. Exact location, longitude 140.8132° East, latitude 35.1201° North, depth = 51.31 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/12/19 / 2019-12-15 19:13:50 / December 15, 2019 @ 7:13 pm.

Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Ichihara (c. 283 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Sakura (c. 182 500 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Kisarazu (c. 122 500 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Narita (c. 100 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Mobara (c. 97 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Funabashi, Kashima-shi, Itako.

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 one and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 41 km ESE of Ohara, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.8132° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.1201° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51.31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km ESE of Ohara, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-15 19:13:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-15 19:59:13 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 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 340 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 2.164 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 us60006rvf Id of event.
Event Code 60006rvf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006rvf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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