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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag has occurred near Ohara in Japan

Earthquake location 35.2782S, 140.422WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Ohara in Japan on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/05/19 / 2019-05-31 22:58:08 / May 31, 2019 @ 10:58 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20.9 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:58:08 / 7:58 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70003tzd. Ids that are associated to the event: us70003tzd. Exact location of event, depth 20.9 km, 140.422° East, 35.2782° North.

Event epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hino, Ishige, Isehara (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 4 km NE of Ohara, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.422° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.2782° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km NE of Ohara, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-05-31 22:58:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-31 23:16:18 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 21 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.9 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 378 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 1.933 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 114 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 us70003tzd Id of event.
Event Code 70003tzd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003tzd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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