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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Mutsu in Japan

Earthquake location 41.3274S, 140.9064WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Mutsu in Japan. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600055t5. Id of event: us600055t5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 13:37:49 / 1:37 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 140.9064° East, latitude 41.3274° North, depth = 133.01 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 133.01 km (83 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/08/19 / 2019-08-16 04:37:49 / August 16, 2019 @ 4:37 am.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hirosaki, Misawa, Kuroishi (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 58 km (36 miles) from Aomori Shi (c. 298 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Hakodate (c. 275 700 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Hirosaki (c. 175 000 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Mutsu (c. 49 200 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Goshogawara (c. 49 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 26 km W of Mutsu, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.9064° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.3274° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 133.01 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km W of Mutsu, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-08-16 04:37:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-16 05:31:59 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 0.55 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 100 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 us600055t5 Id of event.
Event Code 600055t5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600055t5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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