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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near Obama in Japan

Earthquake location 35.9351S, 135.5134WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Obama in Japan on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/05/17 / 2017-05-27 13:50:04 / May 27, 2017 @ 1:50 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008vsr. Id of event: us10008vsr. The temblor was reported at 22:50:04 / 10:50 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 135.5134 East, latitude 35.9351 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from Fukui-shi (c. 248 700 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Hikone (c. 110 900 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Komatsu (c. 109 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Maizuru (c. 92 500 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Takefu (c. 75 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Fukuchiyama (c. 68 700 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Tsuruga (c. 68 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hikone, Sasayama, Komatsu.

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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 53 km NNW of Obama, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 135.5134° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.9351° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km NNW of Obama, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-27 13:50:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-27 14:06:21 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 17 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 374 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 1.365 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 62 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 us10008vsr Id of event.
Event Code 10008vsr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008vsr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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