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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Oarai in Japan

Earthquake location 36.2728S, 140.8501WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Oarai in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 09:23:40 / 9:23 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70006n94. Unique identifier: us70006n94. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/12/19 / 2019-12-19 00:23:40 / December 19, 2019 @ 12:23 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 81.87 km (51 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 140.8501° East, 36.2728° North, depth 81.87 km.

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sakai, Mibu, Oyama. The epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Kashiwa (c. 340 200 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Sakura (c. 182 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 five and in the last 365 days fifty-five 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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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 22 km ESE of Oarai, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.8501° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.2728° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 81.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km ESE of Oarai, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-19 00:23:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-19 03:50:25 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 312 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 2.147 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 140 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 us70006n94 Id of event.
Event Code 70006n94 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006n94, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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