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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag has occurred near Joetsu in Japan

Earthquake location 37.538S, 138.0279WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Joetsu in Japan. Exact location, longitude 138.0279° East, latitude 37.538° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us200067dx. Ids that are associated to the event: us200067dx. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/06/16 / 2016-06-27 04:36:19 / June 27, 2016 @ 4:36 am. The temblor was detected at 13:36:19 / 1:36 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gosen, Muramatsu, Suzaka. Event epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Niigata-shi (c. 505 300 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Nagano-shi (c. 360 200 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Jōetsu (c. 204 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Nagaoka (c. 195 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Kashiwazaki (c. 86 200 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Sanjō (c. 82 900 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Niitsu-honchō (c. 65 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days five 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: 47 km NNW of Joetsu, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 138.0279° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.538° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 47km NNW of Joetsu, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-06-27 04:36:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-06-28 03:12:16 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 369 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 0.533 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 77 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 us200067dx Id of event.
Event Code 200067dx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200067dx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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