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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Susaki in Japan

Earthquake location 33.2727S, 133.3763WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Susaki in Japan. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/06/20 / 2020-06-09 15:22:39 / June 9, 2020 @ 3:22 pm. The temblor was detected at 15:22:39 / 3:22 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000a8k6. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000a8k6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 133.3763° East, latitude 33.2727° North, depth = 15.42 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 15.42 km (10 miles).

Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kan’onjichō, Hōjō, Ikedachō (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Matsuyama (c. 443 300 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Kōchi-shi (c. 335 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Niihama (c. 123 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Uwajima (c. 59 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Saijō (c. 58 800 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Kan’onjichō (c. 44 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Ōzu (c. 38 800 pop).

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 have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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 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: 15 km SSE of Susaki, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 133.3763° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.2727° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15 km SSE of Susaki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-06-09 15:22:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-09 15:54:42 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 354 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 0.619 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.54 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 83 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 us6000a8k6 Id of event.
Event Code 6000a8k6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000a8k6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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