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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, near the east coast of Honshu, Japan

Earthquake location 36.7983S, 140.5182WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, near the east coast of Honshu, Japan kilometers (0 miles) from Honshu in Japan. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 140.5182° East, 36.7983° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:34:22 / 5:34 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 22/03/16 / 2016-03-22 05:34:22 / March 22, 2016 @ 5:34 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us20005bni. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005bni. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sakai, Katori-shi, Iwai (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Oyama (c. 159 900 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.5182° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.7983° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place near the east coast of Honshu, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-22 05:34:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-03-22 05:59:31 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 354 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 0.624 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 125 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 us20005bni Id of event.
Event Code 20005bni An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005bni, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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