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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 11 km E of Hitachi, Japan



Earthquake location 36.5821S, 140.7814WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Hitachi in Japan on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 54.37 km (34 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000bs69. Event ids that are associated: us2000bs69. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:25:14 / 9:25 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 21/11/17 / 2017-11-21 00:25:14 / November 21, 2017 @ 12:25 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 140.7814 East, latitude 36.5821 North, depth = 54.37 km.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hasaki, Kanuma, Oyama. Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Oyama (c. 159 900 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 11 km E of Hitachi, 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 140.7814° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5821° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54.37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km E of Hitachi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-21 00:25:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-21 02:22:38 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 299 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 1.284 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 154 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 us2000bs69 Id of event.
Event Code 2000bs69 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bs69, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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