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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 10 km N of Daigo, Japan

Earthquake location 36.8657S, 140.353WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Daigo in Japan. The temblor was detected at 20:04:01 / 8:04 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 140.353° East, latitude 36.8657° North, depth = 48.54 km. 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 48.54 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us20008i67. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008i67. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/02/17 / 2017-02-07 11:04:01 / February 7, 2017 @ 11:04 am.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ami, Fujioka, Naka (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop).

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 four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 10 km N of Daigo, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.353° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.8657° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km N of Daigo, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-07 11:04:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-07 23:12:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.8 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 300 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 1.756 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 127 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 us20008i67 Id of event.
Event Code 20008i67 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008i67, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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