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Light earthquake 4.9 mag, 28 km ENE of Tsurusaki, Japan

Earthquake location 33.3121S, 131.9778WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Tsurusaki in Japan. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:28:44 / 4:28 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us60008c4z. Ids that are associated to the event: us60008c4z. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 57.77 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 131.9778° East, 33.3121° North, depth 57.77 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/03/20 / 2020-03-08 19:28:44 / March 8, 2020 @ 7:28 pm.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 35 km (22 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Matsuyama (c. 443 300 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Ube (c. 173 700 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Beppu (c. 125 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Hōfu (c. 116 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Iwakuni (c. 104 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ogōri-shimogō, Ōtake, Iwakuni (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 one and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 28 km ENE of Tsurusaki, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.9778° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.3121° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 57.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km ENE of Tsurusaki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-08 19:28:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-08 19:54:45 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 3.4 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 370 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 1.64 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 96 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 us60008c4z Id of event.
Event Code 60008c4z An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60008c4z, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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