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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Nyūzen in Japan

Earthquake location 37.0126S, 137.4273WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Nyūzen in Japan on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000myhp. Id of event: us7000myhp. Exact location of event, longitude 137.4273 East, latitude 37.0126 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 03:01:18 / 3:01 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/07/24 / 2024-07-11 03:01:18 / July 11, 2024 @ 3:01 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ueda, Matsumoto, Takayama (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Kanazawa-shi (c. 458 900 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Nagano-shi (c. 360 200 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Toyama-shi (c. 325 500 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Matsumoto (c. 210 700 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Jōetsu (c. 204 100 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Takaoka (c. 170 100 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Ueda (c. 126 600 pop).

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. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 10 km NW of Nyūzen, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 137.4273° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.0126° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10 km NW of Nyūzen, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2024-07-11 03:01:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-07-11 03:23:42 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 59 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.779 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 72 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 us7000myhp Id of event.
Event Code 7000myhp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000myhp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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