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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Nikko in Japan

Earthquake location 36.7373S, 139.5278WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Nikko in Japan. The epicenter was at a depth of 114.2 km (71 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 139.5278 East, latitude 36.7373 North, depth = 114.2 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:22:52 / 6:22 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 05/02/16 / 2016-02-05 21:22:52 / February 5, 2016 @ 9:22 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004y79. Id of event: us20004y79. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 93 km (58 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Kawagoe (c. 337 900 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Maebashi-shi (c. 282 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Takasaki (c. 240 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tochio-honchō, Okunoya, Ishikawa (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 8 km W of Nikko, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 139.5278° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.7373° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 114.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km W of Nikko, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-05 21:22:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-05 21:55:10 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 298 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 0.735 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 67 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 us20004y79 Id of event.
Event Code 20004y79 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004y79, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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