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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Kosai-shi in Japan

Earthquake location 34.7956S, 137.506WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Kosai-shi in Japan. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/08/18 / 2018-08-14 11:51:01 / August 14, 2018 @ 11:51 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 47.37 km, 137.506° East, 34.7956° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 47.37 km (29 miles). The temblor was reported at 20:51:01 / 8:51 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000g97i. Id of event: us1000g97i.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Komono, Kasamatsuchō, Tsu-shi. Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Nagoya-shi (c. 2 191 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Shizuoka-shi (c. 701 600 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Hamamatsu (c. 605 100 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Toyohashi (c. 378 400 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Toyota (c. 362 400 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Okazaki (c. 352 400 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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: 8 km NNW of Kosai-shi, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 137.506° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.7956° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 47.37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km NNW of Kosai-shi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-08-14 11:51:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-14 21:07:39 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 299 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 0.569 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 70 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 us1000g97i Id of event.
Event Code 1000g97i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000g97i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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