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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Nihommatsu in Japan

Earthquake location 37.6187S, 140.5661WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Nihommatsu in Japan. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.5661 East, latitude 37.6187 North, depth = 88.57 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008wvj. Id of event: us70008wvj. The temblor was picked up at 21:32:10 / 9:32 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 88.57 km (55 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/04/20 / 2020-04-08 12:32:10 / April 8, 2020 @ 12:32 pm.

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōtawara, Matsushima, Kitaibaraki (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Yamagata-shi (c. 254 500 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Yonezawa (c. 94 500 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 12 km ENE of Nihommatsu, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.5661° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.6187° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 88.57 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km ENE of Nihommatsu, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-04-08 12:32:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-08 06:55:19 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 312 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 2.169 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 129 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 us70008wvj Id of event.
Event Code 70008wvj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008wvj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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