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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 42 km ESE of Kamaishi, Japan



Earthquake location 39.0887S, 142.3158WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Kamaishi in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 69.56 km, 142.3158° East, 39.0887° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/07/17 / 2017-07-16 10:23:03 / July 16, 2017 @ 10:23 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us20009yyi. Event ids that are associated: us20009yyi. The temblor was detected at 19:23:03 / 7:23 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 69.56 km (43 miles).

Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tōno, Miyako, Yamada.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 42 km ESE of Kamaishi, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.3158° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.0887° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 69.56 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km ESE of Kamaishi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-16 10:23:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-28 06:52:37 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 1.708 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 145 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 us20009yyi Id of event.
Event Code 20009yyi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009yyi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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