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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Hotaka in Japan

Earthquake location 36.232S, 137.666WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Hotaka in Japan on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 1.97 km (1 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/05/20 / 2020-05-13 01:28:32 / May 13, 2020 @ 1:28 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 10:28:32 / 10:28 am (local time epicenter). 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: us70009f48. Id of event: us70009f48. Exact location of event, longitude 137.666 East, latitude 36.232 North, depth = 1.97 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tsubata, Tsurugi-asahimachi, Iiyama (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 66 km (41 miles) from Nagano-shi (c. 360 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Toyama-shi (c. 325 500 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Matsumoto (c. 210 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Takaoka (c. 170 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Ueda (c. 126 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Iida (c. 107 100 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Saku (c. 68 900 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 22 km WSW of Hotaka, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 137.666° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.232° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 1.97 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km WSW of Hotaka, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-13 01:28:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-13 01:50:35 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 0.535 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 95 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 us70009f48 Id of event.
Event Code 70009f48 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009f48, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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