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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Hagi in Japan

Earthquake location 34.4975S, 131.4321WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Hagi in Japan on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, 131.4321° East, 34.4975° North, depth 21.59 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/09/18 / 2018-09-02 21:47:51 / September 2, 2018 @ 9:47 pm. The temblor was picked up at 06:47:51 / 6:47 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 21.59 km (13 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 ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000h6yi. Id of event: us2000h6yi.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kitakyūshū, Gōtsuchō, Kanda (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from Kitakyūshū (c. 997 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Shimonoseki (c. 245 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Ube (c. 173 700 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Yamaguchi-shi (c. 145 500 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Hōfu (c. 116 900 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Iwakuni (c. 104 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 10 km N of Hagi, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.4321° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.4975° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km N of Hagi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-09-02 21:47:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-02 22:40:11 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 1.445 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 95 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 us2000h6yi Id of event.
Event Code 2000h6yi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000h6yi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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