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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Yamada in Japan

Earthquake location 39.2473S, 142.8161WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Yamada in Japan. Exact location of event, longitude 142.8161 East, latitude 39.2473 North, depth = 38.04 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 09:18:48 / 9:18 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 26/09/18 / 2018-09-26 23:18:48 / September 26, 2018 @ 11:18 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 38.04 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000h5rx. Unique identifier: us1000h5rx.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Miyako, Kamaishi, Ōtsuchi. Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 78 km ESE of Yamada, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.8161° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.2473° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 38.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 78km ESE of Yamada, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-09-26 23:18:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-13 03:19:24 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 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 2.044 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.6 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 157 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 us1000h5rx Id of event.
Event Code 1000h5rx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000h5rx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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