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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Kosai-shi in Japan

Earthquake location 34.5418S, 137.5425WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Kosai-shi in Japan on Monday. Exact location, longitude 137.5425° East, latitude 34.5418° North, depth = 313.88 km. The temblor was detected at 14:24:00 / 2:24 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003ds5. Id of event: us70003ds5. 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 313.88 km (195 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 29/04/19 / 2019-04-29 05:24:00 / April 29, 2019 @ 5:24 am UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 92 km (57 miles) from Nagoya-shi (c. 2 191 300 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Shizuoka-shi (c. 701 600 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Hamamatsu (c. 605 100 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Toyohashi (c. 378 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Toyota (c. 362 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Okazaki (c. 352 400 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Kasugai (c. 298 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Toki, Kawage, Mizunami (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 19 km S of Kosai-shi, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 137.5425° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.5418° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 313.88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km S of Kosai-shi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-04-29 05:24:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-04-29 13:26:21 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 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 0.545 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 51 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 us70003ds5 Id of event.
Event Code 70003ds5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003ds5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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