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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 16 km WSW of Toyoshina, Japan

Earthquake location 36.2362S, 137.7309WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Toyoshina in Japan on Tuesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude 137.7309° East, latitude 36.2362° North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009kjx. Id of event: us70009kjx. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 16:55:10 / 4:55 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/05/20 / 2020-05-19 07:55:10 / May 19, 2020 @ 7:55 am.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 61 km (38 miles) from Nagano-shi (c. 360 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Toyama-shi (c. 325 500 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Matsumoto (c. 210 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Takaoka (c. 170 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Ueda (c. 126 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Iida (c. 107 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Saku (c. 68 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arai, Himi, Ryūō. Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 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: 16 km WSW of Toyoshina, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 137.7309° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.2362° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km WSW of Toyoshina, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-19 07:55:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-19 08:16:42 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 326 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 0.491 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 99 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 us70009kjx Id of event.
Event Code 70009kjx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009kjx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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