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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Hamakita in Japan

Earthquake location 34.8504S, 137.8479WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Hamakita in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10008k9a. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008k9a. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/04/17 / 2017-04-24 13:58:22 / April 24, 2017 @ 1:58 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40.16 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 22:58:22 / 10:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 137.8479 East, latitude 34.8504 North, depth = 40.16 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 93 km (58 miles) from Nagoya-shi (c. 2 191 300 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Shizuoka-shi (c. 701 600 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Hamamatsu (c. 605 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Toyohashi (c. 378 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Toyota (c. 362 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Okazaki (c. 352 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nagoya-shi, Tokoname, Kasugai (min 5000 pop).

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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every 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.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 8 km NE of Hamakita, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 137.8479° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.8504° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km NE of Hamakita, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-24 13:58:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-24 14:34:30 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 284 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 0.325 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 123 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 us10008k9a Id of event.
Event Code 10008k9a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008k9a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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