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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Ōyama in Japan

Earthquake location 34.2947S, 137.9254WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Ōyama in Japan on Tuesday. 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 294.33 km (183 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/10/20 / 2020-10-06 23:02:06 / October 6, 2020 @ 11:02 pm. Id of earthquake: us6000c68f. Event ids that are associated: us6000c68f. The temblor was detected at 23:02:06 / 11:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 137.9254 East, latitude 34.2947 North, depth = 294.33 km.

Event epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Shizuoka-shi (c. 701 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Hamamatsu (c. 605 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Toyohashi (c. 378 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Fujieda (c. 132 900 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Yaizu (c. 121 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Toyokawa (c. 120 500 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Iwata (c. 88 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gamagōri, Shizuoka-shi, Shinshiro.

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 three and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. 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: 43 km SW of Ōyama, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 137.9254° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.2947° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 294.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43 km SW of Ōyama, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-06 23:02:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-06 23:30:26 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 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 0.437 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 80 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 us6000c68f Id of event.
Event Code 6000c68f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c68f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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