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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Mitsukaido in Japan

Earthquake location 36.0279S, 140.0051WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Mitsukaido in Japan on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51.04 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.0051 East, latitude 36.0279 North, depth = 51.04 km. The temblor was reported at 06:55:04 / 6:55 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/05/16 / 2016-05-16 21:55:04 / May 16, 2016 @ 9:55 pm. Id of earthquake: us10005htn. Event ids that are associated: us10005htn. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chigasaki, Isehara, Yoshii. Event epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 2 km ENE of Mitsukaido, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.0051° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.0279° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km ENE of Mitsukaido, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-16 21:55:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-16 22:26:00 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 0.252 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 131 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 us10005htn Id of event.
Event Code 10005htn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005htn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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