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Light earthquake: M4 quake strikes near Hachinohe in Japan

Earthquake location 40.3206S, 141.5719WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (mg/mb) was reported Sunday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Hachinohe in Japan. The temblor was reported at 12:38:33 / 12:38 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 98.97 km (61 miles). Global time of event 26/04/15 / 2015-04-26 03:38:33 / April 26, 2015 @ 3:38 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude 141.5719 East, latitude 40.3206 North, depth 98.97 km, unique identifier, us200029bd.

Close countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Aomori Shi (c. 298 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Ōdate (c. 64 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aomori Shi, Ōdate, Shizukuishi.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.5719° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.3206° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 98.97 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km SSE of Hachinohe, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-04-26 03:38:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-05-09 23:04:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 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 246 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 0.827 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 134 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 us200029bd Id of event.
Event Code 200029bd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200029bd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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