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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Hachinohe in Japan



Earthquake location 40.2575S, 142.2133WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Hachinohe in Japan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 54.93 km (34 miles). The temblor was picked up at 11:18:48 / 11:18 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10004ca8. Event ids that are associated: us10004ca8. Exact location, longitude 142.2133° East, latitude 40.2575° North, depth = 54.93 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/01/16 / 2016-01-08 02:18:48 / January 8, 2016 @ 2:18 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Ichinohe (c. 15 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yamada, Misawa, Ichinohe (min 5000 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 66 km ESE of Hachinohe, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.2133° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.2575° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54.93 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km ESE 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 2016-01-08 02:18:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-05 04:53:54 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 284 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 1.286 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 155 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 us10004ca8 Id of event.
Event Code 10004ca8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004ca8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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