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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 2 km SW of Kakuda, Japan

Earthquake location 37.9513S, 140.7623WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Kakuda in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 105.92 km (66 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70004pif. Id of event: us70004pif. Global time and date of event 20/07/19 / 2019-07-20 03:56:32 / July 20, 2019 @ 3:56 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 12:56:32 / 12:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 140.7623° East, 37.9513° North, depth 105.92 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Yamagata-shi (c. 254 500 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ishikawa, Kitakata, Sukagawa (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 2 km SW of Kakuda, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.7623° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.9513° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 105.92 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km SW of Kakuda, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-07-20 03:56:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-07-20 04:19:56 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 0.085 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 117 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 us70004pif Id of event.
Event Code 70004pif An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70004pif, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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