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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Oarai in Japan

Earthquake location 36.3763S, 141.0676WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Oarai in Japan on Monday. Unique identifier: us10005jbd. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005jbd. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 44.99 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/05/16 / 2016-05-23 14:17:15 / May 23, 2016 @ 2:17 pm. The temblor was reported at 23:17:15 / 11:17 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 141.0676 East, latitude 36.3763 North, depth = 44.99 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ryūgasaki, Ushiku, Narita (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Narita (c. 100 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 42 km E of Oarai, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.0676° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.3763° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 44.99 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km E of Oarai, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-23 14:17:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-23 16:55:56 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 6 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 313 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 0.723 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 121 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 us10005jbd Id of event.
Event Code 10005jbd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005jbd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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