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Minor earthquake 3.8 mag, 2 km NW of Ushiku, Japan

Earthquake location 35.9797S, 140.1161WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Ushiku in Japan on Wednesday. The temblor was reported at 14:30:17 / 2:30 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 29/08/18 / 2018-08-29 05:30:17 / August 29, 2018 @ 5:30 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 140.1161° East, 35.9797° North, depth 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000gjbq. Unique identifier: us1000gjbq. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Itsukaichi, Zama, Ōhara (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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. 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: 2 km NW of Ushiku, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.1161° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.9797° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km NW of Ushiku, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-08-29 05:30:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-29 06:31:48 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 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 224 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 1.645 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 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 ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000gjbq Id of event.
Event Code 1000gjbq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000gjbq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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