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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Oarai in Japan

Earthquake location 36.2855S, 140.7771WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Oarai in Japan on Saturday. Exact location, longitude 140.7771° East, latitude 36.2855° North, depth = 34.99 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10005zcr. Unique identifier: us10005zcr. Global time and date of event 01/07/16 / 2016-07-01 23:49:40 / July 1, 2016 @ 11:49 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.99 km (22 miles). The temblor was picked up at 08:49:40 / 8:49 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Kashiwa (c. 340 200 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Sakura (c. 182 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yaita, Tochigi, Ōtawara (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-one 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 16 km ESE of Oarai, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.7771° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.2855° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34.99 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km ESE of Oarai, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-07-01 23:49:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-07-02 00:08:36 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 0.477 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 220 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 us10005zcr Id of event.
Event Code 10005zcr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005zcr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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