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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near eastern Honshu, Japan

Earthquake location 39.6846S, 140.6963WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, eastern Honshu, Japan kilometers (0 miles) from eastern Honshu, Japan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 51.86 km (32 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 140.6963 East, latitude 39.6846 North, depth = 51.86 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/03/20 / 2020-03-11 04:04:28 / March 11, 2020 @ 4:04 am. Event id: us60008dhz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008dhz. The temblor was picked up at 04:04:28 / 4:04 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ichinoseki, Tōno, Noshiromachi (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Akita Shi (c. 325 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Akita (c. 320 100 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Ōdate (c. 64 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: eastern Honshu, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.6963° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.6846° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51.86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place eastern Honshu, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-11 04:04:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-11 04:49:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 312 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 3.683 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 96 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 us60008dhz Id of event.
Event Code 60008dhz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60008dhz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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