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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Honshu in Japan



Earthquake location 37.3912S, 141.5829WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes near the east coast of Honshu, Japan kilometers (0 miles) from Honshu in Japan on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.5829 East, latitude 37.3912 North, depth = 35 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20009ybg. Unique identifier: us20009ybg. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 00:56:50 / 12:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/07/17 / 2017-07-20 00:56:50 / July 20, 2017 @ 12:56 am.

Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Funehikimachi-funehiki (c. 23 500 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Marumori (c. 16 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Marumori, Funehikimachi-funehiki, Iwaki (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.5829° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.3912° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place near the east coast of Honshu, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-20 00:56:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-20 01:18:46 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 284 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 0.79 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 151 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 us20009ybg Id of event.
Event Code 20009ybg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009ybg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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