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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Toyota in Japan

Earthquake location 35.1237S, 137.2372WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Toyota in Japan on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/02/21 / 2021-02-17 18:58:30 / February 17, 2021 @ 6:58 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 137.2372 East, latitude 35.1237 North, depth = 43.82 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 43.82 km (27 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 18:58:30 / 6:58 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000dkf3. Unique identifier: us6000dkf3.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 31 km (19 miles) from Nagoya-shi (c. 2 191 300 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Hamamatsu (c. 605 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Gifu-shi (c. 397 700 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Toyohashi (c. 378 400 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Toyota (c. 362 400 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Okazaki (c. 352 400 pop). 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 Shimada, Nagahama, Hino.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 9 km ENE of Toyota, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 137.2372° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.1237° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 43.82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9 km ENE of Toyota, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-02-17 18:58:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-26 19:47:47 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 271 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 0.282 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 90 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 us6000dkf3 Id of event.
Event Code 6000dkf3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dkf3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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