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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Shingu in Japan



Earthquake location 33.0705S, 135.8969WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Shingu in Japan. Global time and date of event 20/03/17 / 2017-03-20 12:57:09 / March 20, 2017 @ 12:57 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20008tar. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008tar. The temblor was picked up at 21:57:09 / 9:57 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 438.33 km (272 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 135.8969° East, latitude 33.0705° North, depth = 438.33 km.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tanabe, Shingū. Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from Tanabe (c. 69 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Shingū (c. 31 600 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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 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: 73 km S of Shingu, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 135.8969° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.0705° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 438.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 73km S of Shingu, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-20 12:57:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-20 13:10:23 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 1.814 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 48 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 us20008tar Id of event.
Event Code 20008tar An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008tar, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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