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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 88 km E of Mutsu, Japan

Earthquake location 41.1487S, 142.2523WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Mutsu in Japan on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 46.37 km (29 miles). The temblor was reported at 08:42:18 / 8:42 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000cr5e. Unique identifier: us2000cr5e. Exact location, longitude 142.2523° East, latitude 41.1487° North, depth = 46.37 km. Global time and date of event 29/01/18 / 2018-01-29 23:42:18 / January 29, 2018 @ 11:42 pm UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Misawa, Mutsu (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 88 km (55 miles) from Mutsu (c. 49 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 88 km E of Mutsu, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.2523° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.1487° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 46.37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 88km E of Mutsu, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-29 23:42:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-30 00:09:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 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 271 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 0.968 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 141 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000cr5e Id of event.
Event Code 2000cr5e An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000cr5e, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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