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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Motomiya in Japan

Earthquake location 37.4815S, 140.2411WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Motomiya in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 102.01 km (63 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 03:30:21 / 3:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 140.2411° East, latitude 37.4815° North, depth = 102.01 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000jlf3. Unique identifier: us1000jlf3. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/03/19 / 2019-03-25 18:30:21 / March 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm.

Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tendō, Suibara, Muramatsu (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 15 km (10 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Yamagata-shi (c. 254 500 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Yonezawa (c. 94 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Shibata (c. 80 800 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 14 km WSW of Motomiya, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.2411° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.4815° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 102.01 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km WSW of Motomiya, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-03-25 18:30:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-25 19:29:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 326 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 0.582 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 116 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 us1000jlf3 Id of event.
Event Code 1000jlf3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000jlf3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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