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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Hotaka in Japan

Earthquake location 36.2496S, 137.6448WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Hotaka in Japan on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, 137.6448° East, 36.2496° North, depth 5.03 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.03 km (3 miles). 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: 18/05/20 / 2020-05-18 17:01:20 / May 18, 2020 @ 5:01 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009jvq. Id of event: us70009jvq. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:01:20 / 2:01 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nirasaki, Tsubata, Tsurugi-asahimachi (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Nagano-shi (c. 360 200 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Toyama-shi (c. 325 500 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Matsumoto (c. 210 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Takaoka (c. 170 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Ueda (c. 126 600 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Iida (c. 107 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Saku (c. 68 900 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 23 km WSW of Hotaka, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 137.6448° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.2496° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.03 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km 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 2020-05-18 17:01:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-18 19:22:36 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 0.539 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 92 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 us70009jvq Id of event.
Event Code 70009jvq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009jvq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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