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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Oarai in Japan

Earthquake location 36.2928S, 141.5637WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Oarai in Japan on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.43 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/09/16 / 2016-09-06 22:12:00 / September 6, 2016 @ 10:12 pm. Id of earthquake: us10006mjc. Event ids that are associated: us10006mjc. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.5637 East, latitude 36.2928 North, depth = 35.43 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:12:00 / 7:12 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hitachi-Naka, Katsuta, Funaishikawa (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kashima-shi (c. 65 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Hasaki (c. 39 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 86 km E of Oarai, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.5637° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.2928° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 86km E 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 2016-09-06 22:12:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-06 22:32:42 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 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 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 1.111 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 131 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 us10006mjc Id of event.
Event Code 10006mjc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006mjc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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