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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Tateyama in Japan

Earthquake location 34.6787S, 140.1913WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Tateyama in Japan. Exact location of event, longitude 140.1913 East, latitude 34.6787 North, depth = 66.38 km. Id of earthquake: us2000jnwa. Event ids that are associated: us2000jnwa. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 66.38 km (41 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/02/19 / 2019-02-26 12:20:40 / February 26, 2019 @ 12:20 pm. The temblor was picked up at 21:20:40 / 9:20 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Yokosuka (c. 429 000 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Ichihara (c. 283 500 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Kamakura (c. 166 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Kisarazu (c. 122 500 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Mobara (c. 97 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kimitsu (c. 92 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōami, Ichihara, Kamakura (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 44 km SE of Tateyama, Japan. This information 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 140.1913° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.6787° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 66.38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km SE of Tateyama, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-02-26 12:20:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-02-26 12:42:27 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 1.59 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 80 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000jnwa Id of event.
Event Code 2000jnwa An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000jnwa, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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