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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near Kainan in Japan

Earthquake location 34.0358S, 135.2031WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Kainan in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 14/03/21 / 2021-03-14 15:26:03 / March 14, 2021 @ 3:26 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 135.2031° East, latitude 34.0358° North, depth = 35 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000djb8. Unique identifier: us7000djb8. The temblor was detected at 15:26:03 / 3:26 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Himeji, Takatsuki, Wakimachi (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (49 miles) from Ōsaka-shi (c. 2 592 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Kobe (c. 1 528 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Sakai (c. 782 300 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Himeji (c. 481 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Nishinomiya-hama (c. 468 900 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Amagasaki (c. 442 200 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Hirakata (c. 406 300 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 12 km S of Kainan, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 135.2031° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.0358° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12 km S of Kainan, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-03-14 15:26:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-14 18:38:16 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 340 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 1.144 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 46 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 us7000djb8 Id of event.
Event Code 7000djb8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000djb8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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