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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake strikes near Ofunato in Japan

Earthquake location 38.9332S, 141.9535WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (mg/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Ofunato in Japan. The temblor was reported at 02:01:12 / 2:01 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 53.55 km (33 miles). Global time of event 2015-01-01 05:01:12 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude 141.9535 East, latitude 38.9332 North, depth 53.55 km.

Close countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Matsushima, Furukawa, Kogota.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.9535° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.9332° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 53.55 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km SE of Ofunato, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-01-01 05:01:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-01-01 05:20:57 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 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 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 354 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 1.401 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 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 mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID usc000tb3v Id of event.
Event Code c000tb3v An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS usc000tb3v A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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