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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Ichinohe in Japan

Earthquake location 40.3385S, 141.4044WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Ichinohe in Japan on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009cub. Id of event: us70009cub. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/05/20 / 2020-05-08 21:35:24 / May 8, 2020 @ 9:35 pm. The temblor was detected at 06:35:24 / 6:35 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 141.4044 East, latitude 40.3385 North, depth = 47.37 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 47.37 km (29 miles).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Miyako, Takanosu, Hirosaki (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Aomori Shi (c. 298 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Hirosaki (c. 175 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Ōdate (c. 64 500 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-four 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 17 km NNE of Ichinohe, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.4044° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.3385° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 47.37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km NNE of Ichinohe, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-08 21:35:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-08 21:59:47 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 0.519 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.53 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 152 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 us70009cub Id of event.
Event Code 70009cub An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009cub, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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