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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Sagara in Japan

Earthquake location 34.6701S, 138.4483WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Sagara in Japan on Tuesday. Id of earthquake: us20003h7x. Event ids that are associated: us20003h7x. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 138.4483 East, latitude 34.6701 North, depth = 35 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/09/15 / 2015-09-08 11:22:40 / September 8, 2015 @ 11:22 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:22:40 / 8:22 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fujikawaguchiko, Odawara, Shinshiro (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Shizuoka-shi (c. 701 600 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Hamamatsu (c. 605 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Fuji (c. 240 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Numazu (c. 204 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Odawara (c. 203 000 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Fujieda (c. 132 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Fujinomiya (c. 121 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 22 km E of Sagara, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 138.4483° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.6701° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km E of Sagara, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-09-08 11:22:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-09-08 13:45:34 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 7 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 314 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 0.218 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 62 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 us20003h7x Id of event.
Event Code 20003h7x An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20003h7x, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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