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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Hasaki in Japan

Earthquake location 35.7991S, 141.1175WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Hasaki in Japan. The temblor was detected at 13:28:28 / 1:28 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/04/20 / 2020-04-02 04:28:28 / April 2, 2020 @ 4:28 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us70008rhr. Unique identifier: us70008rhr. Exact location of earthquake, 141.1175° East, 35.7991° North, depth 35 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Sakura (c. 182 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Narita (c. 100 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chiba, Fujishiro, Ushiku.

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 26 km ENE of Hasaki, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.1175° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.7991° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km ENE 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 2020-04-02 04:28:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-19 23:08:40 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 2.438 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 127 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 us70008rhr Id of event.
Event Code 70008rhr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008rhr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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