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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag has occurred near Miyako in Japan

Earthquake location 40.1521S, 142.2856WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Miyako in Japan. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/12/19 / 2019-12-12 08:44:01 / December 12, 2019 @ 8:44 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.2856 East, latitude 40.1521 North, depth = 49.72 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 17:44:01 / 5:44 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us70006nq0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006nq0. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 49.72 km (31 miles).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ichinohe, Yamada, Hachinohe. Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Ichinohe (c. 15 800 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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: 63 km NNE of Miyako, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.2856° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.1521° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 49.72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63km NNE of Miyako, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-12 08:44:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-09 08:19:09 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 259 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 1.974 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 153 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 us70006nq0 Id of event.
Event Code 70006nq0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006nq0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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