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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Shizunai in Japan

Earthquake location 41.7433S, 141.956WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Shizunai in Japan on Sunday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/04/20 / 2020-04-12 13:11:52 / April 12, 2020 @ 1:11 pm. Exact location of event, depth 52.59 km, 141.956° East, 41.7433° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 52.59 km (33 miles). The temblor was reported at 22:11:52 / 10:11 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70008uuw. Unique identifier: us70008uuw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 80 km (49 miles) from Mutsu (c. 49 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mutsu, Shizunai-furukawachō. Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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: 73 km SSW of Shizunai, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.956° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.7433° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 52.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 73km SSW of Shizunai, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-04-12 13:11:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-12 13:48:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 326 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 1.166 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.48 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 164 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 us70008uuw Id of event.
Event Code 70008uuw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008uuw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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