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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Hachinohe in Japan

Earthquake location 40.3062S, 142.3019WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Hachinohe in Japan. The temblor was detected at 22:46:47 / 10:46 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/06/20 / 2020-06-24 22:46:47 / June 24, 2020 @ 10:46 pm. Unique identifier: us7000aagv. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000aagv. Exact location of event, longitude 142.3019 East, latitude 40.3062 North, depth = 56.73 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 56.73 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Earthquake epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Ichinohe (c. 15 800 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Misawa, Ichinohe, Miyako.

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 thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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. 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: 71 km ESE of Hachinohe, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.3019° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.3062° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 56.73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71 km ESE of Hachinohe, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-06-24 22:46:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-24 23:04:48 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 1.059 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.41 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 135 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 us7000aagv Id of event.
Event Code 7000aagv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000aagv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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