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Light earthquake 4.9 mag, 37 km SE of Hasaki, Japan

Earthquake location 35.4683S, 141.097WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Hasaki in Japan. The epicenter was at a depth of 23.62 km (15 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/10/18 / 2018-10-18 05:18:20 / October 18, 2018 @ 5:18 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hdrw. Id of event: us1000hdrw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 14:18:20 / 2:18 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 141.097° East, 35.4683° North, depth 23.62 km.

The epicenter was 89 km (56 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Ichihara (c. 283 500 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Sakura (c. 182 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Narita (c. 100 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Mobara (c. 97 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Yotsukaidō (c. 86 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Ryūgasaki (c. 85 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ushiku, Ami, Fujishiro (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every 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 two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 37 km SE of Hasaki, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.097° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.4683° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 23.62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km SE 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 2018-10-18 05:18:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-18 05:59:15 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 10 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 372 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 2.408 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 121 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 us1000hdrw Id of event.
Event Code 1000hdrw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hdrw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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