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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Hitachi in Japan

Earthquake location 36.4942S, 141.1153WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Hitachi in Japan on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, 141.1153° East, 36.4942° North, depth 45.24 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 45.24 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:25:23 / 9:25 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/10/18 / 2018-10-29 12:25:23 / October 29, 2018 @ 12:25 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000hihl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hihl.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Asahi, Makabe, Edosaki (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Katori-shi (c. 83 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Kashima-shi (c. 65 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 43 km ESE of Hitachi, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.1153° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4942° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 45.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km ESE of Hitachi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-10-29 12:25:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-29 12:55:38 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 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 312 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 1.396 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 142 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 us1000hihl Id of event.
Event Code 1000hihl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hihl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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