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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Miyazu in Japan

Earthquake location 35.7968S, 135.4306WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Miyazu in Japan on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000411s. Id of event: us2000411s. The temblor was picked up at 15:49:10 / 3:49 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/10/15 / 2015-10-31 06:49:10 / October 31, 2015 @ 6:49 am. Exact location of event, depth 363.58 km, 135.4306° East, 35.7968° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 363.58 km (226 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ono, Ōtsu-shi, Hikone (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (57 miles) from Kyoto (c. 1 459 600 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Ōtsu-shi (c. 298 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Fukui-shi (c. 248 700 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Hikone (c. 110 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kameoka (c. 97 200 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Maizuru (c. 92 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kamigyō-ku (c. 83 000 pop).

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 five 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 36 km NE of Miyazu, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 135.4306° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.7968° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 363.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km NE of Miyazu, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-31 06:49:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-31 07:09:33 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 326 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 0.51 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 56 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 us2000411s Id of event.
Event Code 2000411s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000411s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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