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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 56 km ENE of Misawa, Japan

Earthquake location 40.8854S, 141.9707WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Misawa in Japan. Exact location of event, longitude 141.9707 East, latitude 40.8854 North, depth = 63.07 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60005lej. Id of event: us60005lej. The temblor was detected at 12:57:17 / 12:57 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 63.07 km (39 miles). Global time and date of event 14/09/19 / 2019-09-14 03:57:17 / September 14, 2019 @ 3:57 am UTC/GMT.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 58 km (36 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Mutsu (c. 49 200 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Ichinohe (c. 15 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ichinohe, Mutsu, Hachinohe (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 56 km ENE of Misawa, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.9707° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.8854° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 63.07 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56km ENE of Misawa, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-09-14 03:57:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-09-21 02:17:12 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 0.694 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.32 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 150 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 us60005lej Id of event.
Event Code 60005lej An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60005lej, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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