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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 40 km WSW of Kizukuri, Japan

Earthquake location 40.6191S, 139.975WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Kizukuri in Japan. Unique identifier: us70006vin. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006vin. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 01:16:55 / January 7, 2020 @ 1:16 am. The temblor was picked up at 10:16:55 / 10:16 am (local time epicenter). 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 165.73 km (103 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 139.975° East, 40.6191° North, depth 165.73 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 68 km (42 miles) from Aomori Shi (c. 298 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Hirosaki (c. 175 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Ōdate (c. 64 500 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Noshiromachi (c. 51 100 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Goshogawara (c. 49 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Kuroishi (c. 38 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hanawa, Tennō, Aomori Shi (min 5000 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 40 km WSW of Kizukuri, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 139.975° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.6191° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 165.73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km WSW of Kizukuri, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-07 01:16:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-07 02:02:52 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 2.772 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 120 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 us70006vin Id of event.
Event Code 70006vin An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006vin, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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