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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Makabe in Japan

Earthquake location 36.2738S, 140.1721WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Makabe in Japan on Monday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009nhk. Id of event: us70009nhk. The epicenter was at a depth of 54.13 km (34 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:13:01 / 11:13 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/05/20 / 2020-05-18 02:13:01 / May 18, 2020 @ 2:13 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 140.1721° East, 36.2738° North, depth 54.13 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mobara, Tamamura, Kodamachō-kodamaminami (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km E of Makabe, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.1721° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.2738° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km E of Makabe, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-18 02:13:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-25 02:56:24 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 1.606 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 133 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 us70009nhk Id of event.
Event Code 70009nhk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009nhk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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