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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 12 km SE of Kawaguchi, Japan

Earthquake location 35.0273S, 140.2054WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Kawaguchi in Japan on Monday. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000hbx4. Unique identifier: us2000hbx4. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35.51 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 10/09/18 / 2018-09-10 14:58:40 / September 10, 2018 @ 2:58 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 140.2054 East, latitude 35.0273 North, depth = 35.51 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:58:40 / 11:58 pm (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Kawaguchi (c. 468 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Toride, Kawaguchi, Ryūgasaki.

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 one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 12 km SE of Kawaguchi, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.2054° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.0273° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km SE of Kawaguchi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-09-10 14:58:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-10 15:21:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 7 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 328 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 1.699 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 139 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 us2000hbx4 Id of event.
Event Code 2000hbx4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000hbx4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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