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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 64 km SE of Hasaki, Japan

Earthquake location 35.3595S, 141.3711WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Hasaki in Japan. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007nib. Id of event: us60007nib. The temblor was reported at 01:21:16 / 1:21 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 23/01/20 / 2020-01-23 16:21:16 / January 23, 2020 @ 4:21 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20.05 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 141.3711° East, 35.3595° North, depth 20.05 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tōgane, Ōhara, Narutō (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Tōgane (c. 66 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Asahi (c. 41 700 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Hasaki (c. 39 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Yōkaichiba (c. 32 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Omigawa (c. 25 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Narutō (c. 25 700 pop).

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

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 64 km SE of Hasaki, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.3711° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.3595° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.05 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 64km SE of Hasaki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-23 16:21:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-20 23:01:17 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 271 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 2.547 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 146 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 us60007nib Id of event.
Event Code 60007nib An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007nib, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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