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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Misawa in Japan

Earthquake location 41.04S, 141.9066WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Misawa in Japan. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/03/16 / 2016-03-16 16:15:15 / March 16, 2016 @ 4:15 pm. 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 01:15:15 / 1:15 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59.82 km (37 miles). Event id: us20005a6h. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005a6h. Exact location, longitude 141.9066° East, latitude 41.04° North, depth = 59.82 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Mutsu (c. 49 200 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hachinohe, Mutsu, Misawa.

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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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: 60 km NE of Misawa, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.9066° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.04° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59.82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60km NE of Misawa, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-16 16:15:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-03-18 02:17:03 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 1.353 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 142 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 us20005a6h Id of event.
Event Code 20005a6h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005a6h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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