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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Tanabe in Japan



Earthquake location 33.915S, 135.4543WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Tanabe in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 01:02:45 / 1:02 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000arxs. Unique identifier: us2000arxs. The epicenter was at a depth of 48.06 km (30 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 135.4543 East, latitude 33.915 North, depth = 48.06 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/09/17 / 2017-09-20 16:02:45 / September 20, 2017 @ 4:02 pm UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Ōsaka-shi (c. 2 592 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kobe (c. 1 528 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Sakai (c. 782 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Nishinomiya-hama (c. 468 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Amagasaki (c. 442 200 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Minato (c. 375 300 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ishii, Suita, Kadoma.

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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 21 km NNE of Tanabe, Japan. This information 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 135.4543° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.915° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km NNE of Tanabe, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-20 16:02:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-20 21:54:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 13 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 301 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 1.326 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 70 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 us2000arxs Id of event.
Event Code 2000arxs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000arxs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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