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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Hitachi in Japan

Earthquake location 36.463S, 141.2019WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Hitachi in Japan on Thursday. The temblor was picked up at 14:07:15 / 2:07 pm (local time epicenter). 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 40.94 km (25 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 141.2019 East, latitude 36.463 North, depth = 40.94 km. Global time and date of event 09/02/17 / 2017-02-09 05:07:15 / February 9, 2017 @ 5:07 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us20008imm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008imm.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Motegi, Sawara, Ishioka (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Katori-shi (c. 83 200 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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: 51 km ESE of Hitachi, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.2019° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.463° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km ESE of Hitachi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-09 05:07:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-09 05:32:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 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 272 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 1.441 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 156 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 us20008imm Id of event.
Event Code 20008imm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008imm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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