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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag was detected near Oyama in Japan

Earthquake location 34.2485S, 137.9287WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Oyama in Japan. The temblor was reported at 20:47:24 / 8:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 137.9287 East, latitude 34.2485 North, depth = 20.21 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.21 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us600085at. Unique identifier: us600085at. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/02/20 / 2020-02-22 11:47:24 / February 22, 2020 @ 11:47 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shizuoka-shi, Gamagōri, Shinshiro (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 91 km (57 miles) from Shizuoka-shi (c. 701 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Hamamatsu (c. 605 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Toyohashi (c. 378 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Fujieda (c. 132 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Yaizu (c. 121 100 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Toyokawa (c. 120 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 47 km SW of Oyama, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 137.9287° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.2485° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 47km SW of Oyama, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-22 11:47:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-15 09:21:23 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 259 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 0.477 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 137 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 us600085at Id of event.
Event Code 600085at An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600085at, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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