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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Ichinoseki in Japan

Earthquake location 39.0115S, 140.834WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Ichinoseki in Japan on Sunday. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/12/19 / 2019-12-22 12:33:48 / December 22, 2019 @ 12:33 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us70006ptd. Event ids that are associated: us70006ptd. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:33:48 / 9:33 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42.83 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 140.834 East, latitude 39.0115 North, depth = 42.83 km.

The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Yamagata-shi (c. 254 500 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Sakata (c. 100 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Tsuruoka (c. 99 800 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yamagata-shi, Kamaishi, Tsuruoka.

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 27 km WNW of Ichinoseki, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.834° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.0115° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42.83 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km WNW of Ichinoseki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-22 12:33:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-22 13:41:37 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 326 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 2.241 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 128 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 us70006ptd Id of event.
Event Code 70006ptd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006ptd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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