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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Ōhara in Japan

Earthquake location 35.3743S, 140.535WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Ōhara in Japan on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.86 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 140.535 East, latitude 35.3743 North, depth = 41.86 km. The temblor was picked up at 00:24:40 / 12:24 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000bbnc. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000bbnc. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/08/20 / 2020-08-10 00:24:40 / August 10, 2020 @ 12:24 am.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iwatsuki, Shiki, Machida. Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty 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.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 19 km NE of Ōhara, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.535° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.3743° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19 km NE of Ōhara, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-10 00:24:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-10 00:43:45 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 355 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 0.899 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.58 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 us6000bbnc Id of event.
Event Code 6000bbnc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000bbnc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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