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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Kamogawa in Japan

Earthquake location 34.6628S, 140.3431WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Kamogawa in Japan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 59.03 km (37 miles). Exact location, longitude 140.3431° East, latitude 34.6628° North, depth = 59.03 km. Global time and date of event 29/11/20 / 2020-11-29 15:40:20 / November 29, 2020 @ 3:40 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us7000cmnj. Event ids that are associated: us7000cmnj. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 15:40:20 / 3:40 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 93 km (57 miles) from Yokosuka (c. 429 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Kisarazu (c. 122 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Mobara (c. 97 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Kimitsu (c. 92 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Ōami (c. 53 200 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Futtsu (c. 51 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Miura (c. 51 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōami, Yokosuka, Kisarazu.

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 53 km SSE of Kamogawa, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.3431° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.6628° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59.03 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53 km SSE of Kamogawa, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-11-29 15:40:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-03 21:21:56 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 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 1.569 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 77 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 us7000cmnj Id of event.
Event Code 7000cmnj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cmnj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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