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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Kuroda in Japan

Earthquake location 35.3203S, 136.7139WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Kuroda in Japan. Exact location of event, depth 43.86 km, 136.7139° East, 35.3203° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/03/19 / 2019-03-08 16:08:03 / March 8, 2019 @ 4:08 pm. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:08:03 / 1:08 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000jcd5. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000jcd5. The epicenter was at a depth of 43.86 km (27 miles).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Uji, Toba, Fukui-shi (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from Nagoya-shi (c. 2 191 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Kyoto (c. 1 459 600 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Gifu-shi (c. 397 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Toyohashi (c. 378 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Toyota (c. 362 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Okazaki (c. 352 400 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Kasugai (c. 298 600 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 7 km WSW of Kuroda, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 136.7139° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.3203° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 43.86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km WSW of Kuroda, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-03-08 16:08:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-10 21:49:05 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 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 312 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 0.259 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 63 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 us1000jcd5 Id of event.
Event Code 1000jcd5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000jcd5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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