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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 9 km E of Oda, Japan



Earthquake location 35.1699S, 132.6035WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Oda in Japan. Exact location of event, longitude 132.6035 East, latitude 35.1699 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 05:05:44 / 5:05 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/04/18 / 2018-04-08 20:05:44 / April 8, 2018 @ 8:05 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000dwku. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dwku.

Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Hiroshima-shi (c. 1 143 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Matsue-shi (c. 156 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Yonago (c. 141 400 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Izumo (c. 89 300 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Hatsukaichi (c. 77 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Fuchūchō (c. 50 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hatsukaichi, Shin’ichi, Masuda.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 9 km E of Oda, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 132.6035° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.1699° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km E of Oda, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-04-08 20:05:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-08 20:24:57 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 1.779 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 69 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 us2000dwku Id of event.
Event Code 2000dwku An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dwku, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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