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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Kashima-shi in Japan

Earthquake location 36.1494S, 140.7391WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Kashima-shi in Japan. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/12/15 / 2015-12-07 16:22:35 / December 7, 2015 @ 4:22 pm. Id of earthquake: us100044qb. Event ids that are associated: us100044qb. The temblor was reported at 01:22:35 / 1:22 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 140.7391° East, 36.1494° North, depth 50.5 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 50.5 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kashiwa (c. 340 200 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Koshigaya (c. 317 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Ichihara (c. 283 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hasuda, Fujioka, Shiraoka (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 22 km NNE of Kashima-shi, 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 140.7391° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.1494° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 50.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km NNE of Kashima-shi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-07 16:22:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-07 17:56:58 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 0.451 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 148 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 us100044qb Id of event.
Event Code 100044qb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100044qb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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