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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 121 km ENE of Hachinohe, Japan

Earthquake location 40.9313S, 142.8203WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 121 km ENE of Hachinohe, Japan (75 miles). The temblor was detected at 03:13:42 / 3:13 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/07/18 / 2018-07-11 17:13:42 / July 11, 2018 @ 5:13 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.56 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000g2ax. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000g2ax. Exact location, longitude 142.8203° East, latitude 40.9313° North, depth = 38.56 km.

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

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 121 km ENE of Hachinohe, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.8203° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.9313° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 38.56 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 121km ENE of Hachinohe, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-07-11 17:13:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-07-11 21:19:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 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 1.112 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 159 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 us2000g2ax Id of event.
Event Code 2000g2ax An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000g2ax, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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