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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 33 km WSW of Tsuruoka, Japan

Earthquake location 38.6008S, 139.4663WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Tsuruoka in Japan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6.24 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/06/19 / 2019-06-20 20:33:22 / June 20, 2019 @ 8:33 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 139.4663 East, latitude 38.6008 North, depth = 6.24 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700046q0. Id of event: us700046q0. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:33:22 / 5:33 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Niigata-shi (c. 505 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Yamagata-shi (c. 254 500 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Sakata (c. 100 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Tsuruoka (c. 99 800 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Shibata (c. 80 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Tendō (c. 65 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Takahata, Yamagata-shi, Kameda-honchō.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 33 km WSW of Tsuruoka, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 139.4663° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.6008° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km WSW of Tsuruoka, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-06-20 20:33:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-07-17 21:54:27 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 284 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 1.103 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.41 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 84 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 us700046q0 Id of event.
Event Code 700046q0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us700046q0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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