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

Earthquake location 39.0426S, 140.4964WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Yuzawa in Japan on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/05/20 / 2020-05-14 21:40:27 / May 14, 2020 @ 9:40 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 65.46 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 140.4964° East, 39.0426° North, depth 65.46 km. The temblor was detected at 06:40:27 / 6:40 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70009gbb. Unique identifier: us70009gbb.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tōno, Shiogama, Sendai (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Akita Shi (c. 325 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Akita (c. 320 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Yamagata-shi (c. 254 500 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Sakata (c. 100 400 pop). Nearby 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 one and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 13 km S of Yuzawa, 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 140.4964° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.0426° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 65.46 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km S of Yuzawa, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-14 21:40:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-14 22:17:51 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 1.194 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 116 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 us70009gbb Id of event.
Event Code 70009gbb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009gbb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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