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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Mitsukaidō in Japan

Earthquake location 35.9953S, 140.0114WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Mitsukaidō in Japan on Thursday. Exact location of event, depth 51.68 km, 140.0114° East, 35.9953° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 51.68 km (32 miles). The temblor was picked up at 07:42:44 / 7:42 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/12/20 / 2020-12-17 07:42:44 / December 17, 2020 @ 7:42 am. Event id: us7000crrn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000crrn. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 45 km (28 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōtawara, Takasaki, Yoshii (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 3 km SE of Mitsukaidō, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.0114° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.9953° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51.68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3 km SE of Mitsukaidō, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-17 07:42:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-17 08:29:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 326 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 1.56 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 124 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 us7000crrn Id of event.
Event Code 7000crrn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000crrn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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