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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Miyako in Japan

Earthquake location 39.8713S, 141.6886WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Miyako in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 21/01/20 / 2020-01-21 19:34:34 / January 21, 2020 @ 7:34 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 69.78 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.6886 East, latitude 39.8713 North, depth = 69.78 km. The temblor was detected at 04:34:34 / 4:34 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us60007lgf. Unique identifier: us60007lgf.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 49 km (31 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Misawa, Ōfunato, Hanawa.

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 34 km NW of Miyako, 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 141.6886° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.8713° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 69.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km NW 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 2020-01-21 19:34:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-20 15:15:59 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 2.413 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 165 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 us60007lgf Id of event.
Event Code 60007lgf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007lgf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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