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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Ryūgasaki in Japan

Earthquake location 35.8692S, 140.1811WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Ryūgasaki in Japan. Exact location of event, longitude 140.1811 East, latitude 35.8692 North, depth = 69.58 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 69.58 km (43 miles). The temblor was reported at 16:06:48 / 4:06 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/12/20 / 2020-12-06 16:06:48 / December 6, 2020 @ 4:06 pm. Unique identifier: us7000cnpk. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000cnpk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kiryū, Miura, Isehara (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 3 km S of Ryūgasaki, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.1811° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.8692° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 69.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3 km S of Ryūgasaki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-06 16:06:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-06 19:11:45 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 1.73 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.45 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 41 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 us7000cnpk Id of event.
Event Code 7000cnpk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cnpk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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