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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Toba in Japan

Earthquake location 33.88S, 137.35WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Toba in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 137.35 East, latitude 33.88 North, depth = 337.95 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/12/15 / 2015-12-30 12:57:36 / December 30, 2015 @ 12:57 pm. Id of earthquake: us10004aep. Event ids that are associated: us10004aep. The epicenter was at a depth of 337.95 km (210 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:57:36 / 9:57 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 90 km (56 miles) from Ise (c. 97 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Kosai-shi (c. 43 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Tahara (c. 38 200 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Toba (c. 23 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kosai-shi, Ise, Tahara (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 81 km SE of Toba, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 137.35° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.88° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 337.95 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 81km SE of Toba, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-30 12:57:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-30 13:35:08 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 312 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 1.053 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 58 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 us10004aep Id of event.
Event Code 10004aep An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004aep, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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