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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Shiroi in Japan

Earthquake location 35.7373S, 140.1127WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Shiroi in Japan on Saturday. Global time and date of event 06/02/21 / 2021-02-06 05:10:28 / February 6, 2021 @ 5:10 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 05:10:28 / 5:10 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 140.1127 East, latitude 35.7373 North, depth = 63.88 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000df14. Unique identifier: us6000df14. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 63.88 km (40 miles).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yorii, Ninomiya, Ōta. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 fifty-three 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.

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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. 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: 8 km SSE of Shiroi, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.1127° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.7373° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 63.88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8 km SSE of Shiroi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-02-06 05:10:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-06 05:55:44 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 286 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 1.742 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 123 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 us6000df14 Id of event.
Event Code 6000df14 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000df14, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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