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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Toba in Japan

Earthquake location 34.4412S, 136.8461WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Toba in Japan on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 348.15 km (216 miles). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:53:37 / 1:53 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 11/11/16 / 2016-11-11 04:53:37 / November 11, 2016 @ 4:53 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 348.15 km, 136.8461° East, 34.4412° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us100076t5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100076t5.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kōnan, Nara-shi, Tawaramoto. Epicenter of the event was 82 km (51 miles) from Nagoya-shi (c. 2 191 300 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Hamamatsu (c. 605 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Toyohashi (c. 378 400 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Nara-shi (c. 367 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Toyota (c. 362 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Okazaki (c. 352 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kasugai (c. 298 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 4 km S of Toba, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 136.8461° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.4412° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 348.15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km S 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 2016-11-11 04:53:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-11 05:11:54 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 0.919 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 64 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 us100076t5 Id of event.
Event Code 100076t5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100076t5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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