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Light earthquake 4.9 mag, 57 km SSW of Shimoda, Japan

Earthquake location 34.1769S, 138.7621WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Shimoda in Japan on Sunday. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bj3j. Unique identifier: us7000bj3j. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/09/20 / 2020-09-06 23:49:58 / September 6, 2020 @ 11:49 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 125.89 km (78 miles). Exact location of event, depth 125.89 km, 138.7621° East, 34.1769° North. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:49:58 / 11:49 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Iwata, Fukuroi, Shizuoka-shi (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Shizuoka-shi (c. 701 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Fujieda (c. 132 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Yaizu (c. 121 100 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Iwata (c. 88 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Kakegawa (c. 84 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Shimada (c. 75 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Itō (c. 71 600 pop).

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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 57 km SSW of Shimoda, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 138.7621° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.1769° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 125.89 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57 km SSW of Shimoda, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-06 23:49:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-07 00:21:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 369 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 1.375 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 71 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 us7000bj3j Id of event.
Event Code 7000bj3j An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bj3j, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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