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Light earthquake 4.9 mag, 41 km SE of Shimoda, Japan

Earthquake location 34.4047S, 139.2565WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Shimoda in Japan on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 139.2565 East, latitude 34.4047 North, depth = 26.44 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 31/12/20 / 2020-12-31 16:53:37 / December 31, 2020 @ 4:53 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 16:53:37 / 4:53 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 26.44 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000d4kf. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d4kf.

The epicenter was 102 km (63 miles) from Shizuoka-shi (c. 701 600 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Hiratsuka (c. 259 100 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Fuji (c. 240 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Numazu (c. 204 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Odawara (c. 203 000 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Yaizu (c. 121 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Mishima (c. 113 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Zushi, Hiratsuka, Shizuoka-shi (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 41 km SE of Shimoda, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 139.2565° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.4047° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26.44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41 km SE of Shimoda, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-31 16:53:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-31 18:19:42 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 369 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 0.927 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 108 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 us6000d4kf Id of event.
Event Code 6000d4kf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d4kf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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