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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Hasaki in Japan

Earthquake location 35.9337S, 141.0449WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Hasaki in Japan. The temblor was picked up at 02:05:20 / 2:05 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20008ttd. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008ttd. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/03/17 / 2017-03-15 17:05:20 / March 15, 2017 @ 5:05 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 50.14 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 50.14 km, 141.0449° East, 35.9337° North.

Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Moriya, Abiko, Makabe. Epicenter of the event was 91 km (56 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Sakura (c. 182 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 29 km NE of Hasaki, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.0449° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.9337° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 50.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km NE of Hasaki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-15 17:05:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-23 23:26:24 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 1.942 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 173 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 us20008ttd Id of event.
Event Code 20008ttd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008ttd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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