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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Iwaki in Japan

Earthquake location 37.1493S, 141.5625WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Iwaki in Japan. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.5625 East, latitude 37.1493 North, depth = 47.32 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.32 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/01/21 / 2021-01-23 13:12:10 / January 23, 2021 @ 1:12 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us7000d2p7. Event ids that are associated: us7000d2p7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:12:10 / 1:12 pm (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Miharu, Ishikawa, Funehikimachi-funehiki. Event epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Takahagi (c. 33 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Funehikimachi-funehiki (c. 23 500 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop), 101 km (62 miles) from Miharu (c. 19 700 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Ishikawa (c. 18 800 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 61 km E of Iwaki, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.5625° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.1493° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 47.32 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 61 km E of Iwaki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-23 13:12:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-23 13:44:58 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 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 355 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 2.757 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 142 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 us7000d2p7 Id of event.
Event Code 7000d2p7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d2p7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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