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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near ?hara in Japan

Earthquake location 35.3238S, 140.5543WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from ?hara in Japan on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 01/07/20 / 2020-07-01 09:25:02 / July 1, 2020 @ 9:25 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 09:25:02 / 9:25 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 140.5543° East, 35.3238° North, depth 43.79 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 43.79 km (27 miles). Unique identifier: us7000afrn. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000afrn.

The epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Kawaguchi (c. 468 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Musashino, Kamirenjaku, Ishioka (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-nine 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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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 16 km ENE of ?hara, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.5543° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.3238° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 43.79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16 km ENE of ?hara, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-07-01 09:25:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-01 09:49:29 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 340 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 2.05 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 116 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 us7000afrn Id of event.
Event Code 7000afrn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000afrn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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