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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Ohara in Japan

Earthquake location 35.2423S, 140.3276WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Ohara in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20005kex. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005kex. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:24:17 / 1:24 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 44.05 km (27 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/04/16 / 2016-04-13 16:24:17 / April 13, 2016 @ 4:24 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 140.3276 East, latitude 35.2423 North, depth = 44.05 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yono, Shiki, Isehara (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. 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: 5 km W of Ohara, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.3276° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.2423° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 44.05 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km W of Ohara, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-13 16:24:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-27 01:56:57 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 298 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 0.992 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 179 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 us20005kex Id of event.
Event Code 20005kex An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005kex, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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