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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Shiroi in Japan

Earthquake location 35.7384S, 140.1081WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Shiroi in Japan. Global time and date of event 08/10/19 / 2019-10-08 19:58:30 / October 8, 2019 @ 7:58 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 04:58:30 / 4:58 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70005sbf. Unique identifier: us70005sbf. The epicenter was at a depth of 72.98 km (45 miles). Exact location, longitude 140.1081° East, latitude 35.7384° North, depth = 72.98 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 38 km (24 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kanuma, Ōmiya, Utsunomiya-shi (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km SSE of Shiroi, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.1081° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.7384° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 72.98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km SSE of Shiroi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-10-08 19:58:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-08 21:52:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 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 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 1.706 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 135 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 us70005sbf Id of event.
Event Code 70005sbf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005sbf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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