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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Omigawa in Japan

Earthquake location 35.8187S, 140.6016WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Omigawa in Japan. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.6016 East, latitude 35.8187 North, depth = 36.72 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/04/20 / 2020-04-23 16:38:00 / April 23, 2020 @ 4:38 pm. The temblor was detected at 01:38:00 / 1:38 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us60009azu. Unique identifier: us60009azu. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.72 km (23 miles).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Musashino, Shōbu, Kawaguchi. Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop).

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

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 3 km SSW of Omigawa, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.6016° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.8187° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km SSW of Omigawa, 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 16:38:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-23 21:54:58 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 2.037 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 150 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 us60009azu Id of event.
Event Code 60009azu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60009azu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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