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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Hitachi in Japan

Earthquake location 36.4362S, 140.843WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Hitachi in Japan on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/01/18 / 2018-01-23 17:32:07 / January 23, 2018 @ 5:32 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 140.843 East, latitude 36.4362 North, depth = 42.91 km. The temblor was detected at 02:32:07 / 2:32 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000cnh0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cnh0. The epicenter was at a depth of 42.91 km (27 miles).

Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shisui, Iwai, Oyama (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Oyama (c. 159 900 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 25 km SE of Hitachi, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.843° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4362° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42.91 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km SE 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 2018-01-23 17:32:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-24 00:02:19 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 2.9 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 312 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 1.43 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.11 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 us2000cnh0 Id of event.
Event Code 2000cnh0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000cnh0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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