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

Earthquake location 35.1044S, 132.4861WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Oda in Japan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8.96 km (6 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:43:54 / 1:43 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/04/18 / 2018-04-08 16:43:54 / April 8, 2018 @ 4:43 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 132.4861 East, latitude 35.1044 North, depth = 8.96 km. Event id: us2000dwhl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dwhl.

Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Hiroshima-shi (c. 1 143 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Matsue-shi (c. 156 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Yonago (c. 141 400 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Izumo (c. 89 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Hatsukaichi (c. 77 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Fuchūchō (c. 50 700 pop). Nearby 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 Shin’ichi, Takehara, Ōno-hara.

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

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 8 km S of Oda, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 132.4861° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.1044° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km S 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 16:43:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-08 18:10:32 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 1.787 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 58 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 us2000dwhl Id of event.
Event Code 2000dwhl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dwhl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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