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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Kashima-shi in Japan

Earthquake location 35.9541S, 140.6008WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Kashima-shi in Japan on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 28/07/20 / 2020-07-28 20:33:26 / July 28, 2020 @ 8:33 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 20:33:26 / 8:33 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 35.76 km (22 miles). Id of earthquake: us6000b5lm. Event ids that are associated: us6000b5lm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.6008 East, latitude 35.9541 North, depth = 35.76 km.

The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōi, Musashino, Kimitsu (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 4 km WSW of Kashima-shi, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.6008° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.9541° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.76 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4 km WSW of Kashima-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 2020-07-28 20:33:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-28 21:39:21 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 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 2.02 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 107 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 us6000b5lm Id of event.
Event Code 6000b5lm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000b5lm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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