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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 22 km SSE of Takayama, Japan

Earthquake location 35.9545S, 137.3778WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Takayama in Japan. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007f2w. Id of event: us10007f2w. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:05:13 / 9:05 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 137.3778 East, latitude 35.9545 North, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/12/16 / 2016-12-06 00:05:13 / December 6, 2016 @ 12:05 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ōgaki, Nagoya-shi, Matsutō (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 96 km (60 miles) from Nagoya-shi (c. 2 191 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Gifu-shi (c. 397 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Toyama-shi (c. 325 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Kasugai (c. 298 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Ichinomiya (c. 280 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Matsumoto (c. 210 700 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Takaoka (c. 170 100 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 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. 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: 22 km SSE of Takayama, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 137.3778° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.9545° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km SSE of Takayama, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-06 00:05:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-06 00:32:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 0.35 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 98 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 us10007f2w Id of event.
Event Code 10007f2w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007f2w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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