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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near Yoshino-chō in Japan

Earthquake location 34.3122S, 135.8624WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Yoshino-chō in Japan on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 382.04 km (237 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us6000dcub. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000dcub. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/01/21 / 2021-01-29 07:19:03 / January 29, 2021 @ 7:19 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 135.8624° East, 34.3122° North, depth 382.04 km. The temblor was reported at 07:19:03 / 7:19 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Suzuka, Sumoto, Akashi (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 54 km (33 miles) from Ōsaka-shi (c. 2 592 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Kobe (c. 1 528 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Kyoto (c. 1 459 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Sakai (c. 782 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Nishinomiya-hama (c. 468 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Amagasaki (c. 442 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.

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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. 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: 9 km S of Yoshino-chō, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 135.8624° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.3122° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 382.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9 km S of Yoshino-chō, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-29 07:19:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-29 07:40:49 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 259 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 1.411 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 65 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 us6000dcub Id of event.
Event Code 6000dcub An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dcub, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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