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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Hachinohe in Japan

Earthquake location 40.9775S, 142.3555WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Hachinohe in Japan. The temblor was picked up at 11:12:39 / 11:12 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 30/10/19 / 2019-10-30 02:12:39 / October 30, 2019 @ 2:12 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 50.25 km, 142.3555° East, 40.9775° North. Id of earthquake: us600064pe. Event ids that are associated: us600064pe. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 50.25 km (31 miles).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hachinohe, Misawa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 90 km (56 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 89 km NE of Hachinohe, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.3555° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.9775° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 50.25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 89km NE of Hachinohe, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-10-30 02:12:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-30 02:59:09 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 312 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 0.996 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 142 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 us600064pe Id of event.
Event Code 600064pe An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600064pe, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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