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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Hasaki in Japan

Earthquake location 35.8497S, 141.1012WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Hasaki in Japan on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/12/17 / 2017-12-31 19:42:40 / December 31, 2017 @ 7:42 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39.53 km (25 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:42:40 / 4:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 141.1012° East, 35.8497° North, depth 39.53 km. Id of earthquake: us1000byl4. Event ids that are associated: us1000byl4.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tsukuba, Abiko, Kasama (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Sakura (c. 182 500 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

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 three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 27 km ENE of Hasaki, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.1012° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.8497° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 39.53 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km ENE of Hasaki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-12-31 19:42:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-31 20:00:55 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 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 326 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 2.03 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 148 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 us1000byl4 Id of event.
Event Code 1000byl4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000byl4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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