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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Honshu in Japan

Earthquake location 36.9294S, 140.7683WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, near the east coast of Honshu, Japan kilometers (0 miles) from Honshu in Japan. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60009aav. Id of event: us60009aav. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/04/20 / 2020-04-23 03:26:50 / April 23, 2020 @ 3:26 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.7683 East, latitude 36.9294 North, depth = 35 km. The temblor was detected at 03:26:50 / 3:26 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Inawashiro, Utsunomiya-shi, Iwase (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: near the east coast of Honshu, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.7683° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.9294° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place near the east coast of 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 2020-04-23 03:26:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-23 04:09:04 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 284 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 2.092 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 153 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 us60009aav Id of event.
Event Code 60009aav An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60009aav, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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