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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Hotaka in Japan

Earthquake location 36.3682S, 137.8345WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Hotaka in Japan on Sunday. Exact location of event, longitude 137.8345 East, latitude 36.3682 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 05/07/20 / 2020-07-05 06:09:35 / July 5, 2020 @ 6:09 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000al9i. Id of event: us7000al9i. The temblor was reported at 06:09:35 / 6:09 am (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Nagano-shi (c. 360 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Toyama-shi (c. 325 500 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Matsumoto (c. 210 700 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Jōetsu (c. 204 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Takaoka (c. 170 100 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Ueda (c. 126 600 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Iida (c. 107 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tomioka, Annaka, Iida (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 5 km NW of Hotaka, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 137.8345° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.3682° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5 km NW of Hotaka, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-07-05 06:09:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-02 11:48:18 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 0.346 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 96 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 us7000al9i Id of event.
Event Code 7000al9i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000al9i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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