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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Anan in Japan

Earthquake location 33.6558S, 134.6972WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Anan in Japan. The temblor was picked up at 20:38:26 / 8:38 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/05/20 / 2020-05-17 11:38:26 / May 17, 2020 @ 11:38 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 26.49 km, 134.6972° East, 33.6558° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 26.49 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us70009iut. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009iut.

Epicenter of the event was 75 km (47 miles) from Minato (c. 375 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Wakayama-shi (c. 351 000 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Tokushima-shi (c. 267 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Tanabe (c. 69 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Narutochō-mitsuishi (c. 64 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Iwade (c. 55 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Anan (c. 55 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ikedachō, Shido, Iwade (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 29 km S of Anan, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 134.6972° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.6558° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26.49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km S of Anan, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-17 11:38:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-17 11:54:39 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 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 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 0.688 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 106 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 us70009iut Id of event.
Event Code 70009iut An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009iut, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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