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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Iwaki in Japan

Earthquake location 36.9904S, 140.9361WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Iwaki in Japan on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/08/18 / 2018-08-01 04:01:51 / August 1, 2018 @ 4:01 am. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:01:51 / 1:01 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 95.23 km (59 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000gj9d. Event ids that are associated: us2000gj9d. Exact location of event, longitude 140.9361 East, latitude 36.9904 North, depth = 95.23 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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 Mashiko, Fukushima-shi, Ujiie. The epicenter was 8 km (5 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 8 km SE of Iwaki, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.9361° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.9904° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 95.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km SE of Iwaki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-08-01 04:01:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-01 20:59:08 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 0.884 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.32 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 135 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 us2000gj9d Id of event.
Event Code 2000gj9d An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000gj9d, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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