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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Tanuma in Japan

Earthquake location 36.4053S, 139.5086WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Tanuma in Japan on Sunday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:19:09 / 10:19 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 132.84 km (83 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000i5za. Unique identifier: us2000i5za. Exact location of event, depth 132.84 km, 139.5086° East, 36.4053° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/10/18 / 2018-10-28 13:19:09 / October 28, 2018 @ 1:19 pm.

Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Funaishikawa, Uenohara, Saku (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 81 km (51 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 pop).

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 fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 7 km WNW of Tanuma, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 139.5086° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4053° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 132.84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km WNW of Tanuma, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-10-28 13:19:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-11-04 16:00:07 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 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 1.06 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 131 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 us2000i5za Id of event.
Event Code 2000i5za An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000i5za, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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