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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 5 km E of Tateyama, Japan

Earthquake location 34.974S, 139.9289WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Tateyama in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10002niu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10002niu. The temblor was picked up at 23:06:26 / 11:06 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 139.9289 East, latitude 34.974 North, depth = 114.52 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 114.52 km (71 miles). Global time and date of event 05/07/15 / 2015-07-05 14:06:26 / July 5, 2015 @ 2:06 pm UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the event was 82 km (51 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Wako, Sōka, Yashio-shi (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 5 km E of Tateyama, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 139.9289° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.974° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 114.52 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km E of Tateyama, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-07-05 14:06:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-07-05 15:14:51 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 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 298 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 1.272 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.58 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 78 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 us10002niu Id of event.
Event Code 10002niu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10002niu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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