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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Iwai in Japan

Earthquake location 36.084S, 139.9259WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Iwai in Japan on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 13:45:05 / 1:45 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 139.9259° East, 36.084° North, depth 55.68 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a3yx. Unique identifier: us2000a3yx. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 55.68 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/08/17 / 2017-08-03 04:45:05 / August 3, 2017 @ 4:45 am.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Annaka, Isehara, Hayama. Earthquake epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 35 km (21 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop). 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 three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-five 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.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 4 km NNE of Iwai, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 139.9259° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.084° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 55.68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km NNE of Iwai, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-03 04:45:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-03 05:04:09 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 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 1.464 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 127 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 us2000a3yx Id of event.
Event Code 2000a3yx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a3yx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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