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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Hachinohe in Japan



Earthquake location 40.2657S, 142.2825WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Hachinohe in Japan on Sunday. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:28:00 / 3:28 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48.65 km (30 miles). Exact location, longitude 142.2825° East, latitude 40.2657° North, depth = 48.65 km. Id of earthquake: us10007vyg. Event ids that are associated: us10007vyg. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/01/17 / 2017-01-28 18:28:00 / January 28, 2017 @ 6:28 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 71 km (44 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Ichinohe (c. 15 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yamada, Misawa, Ichinohe (min 5000 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 71 km ESE of Hachinohe, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.2825° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.2657° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.65 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71km 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 2017-01-28 18:28:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-28 19:10:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 326 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 1.065 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 140 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 us10007vyg Id of event.
Event Code 10007vyg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007vyg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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