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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near Toba in Japan

Earthquake location 34.3946S, 137.0968WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Toba in Japan. Exact location of event, depth 341 km, 137.0968° East, 34.3946° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 341 km (212 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:43:25 / 6:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/07/16 / 2016-07-17 09:43:25 / July 17, 2016 @ 9:43 am. Event id: us20006fc9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006fc9.

Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Nagoya-shi (c. 2 191 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Hamamatsu (c. 605 100 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Toyohashi (c. 378 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Toyota (c. 362 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Okazaki (c. 352 400 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Kasugai (c. 298 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Yokkaichi (c. 295 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Inazawa, Ueno-ebisumachi, Nabari (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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. 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: 24 km ESE of Toba, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 137.0968° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.3946° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 341 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km ESE of Toba, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-07-17 09:43:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-07-17 10:05:25 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 340 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 0.954 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 65 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 us20006fc9 Id of event.
Event Code 20006fc9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20006fc9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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