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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Kamaishi in Japan

Earthquake location 39.179S, 142.0362WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Kamaishi in Japan. Exact location, longitude 142.0362° East, latitude 39.179° North, depth = 54.56 km. Global time and date of event 19/06/20 / 2020-06-19 05:45:43 / June 19, 2020 @ 5:45 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us7000aba1. Event ids that are associated: us7000aba1. The temblor was picked up at 05:45:43 / 5:45 am (local time epicenter). 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 54.56 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface.

The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ichinoseki, Hanamaki, Kitakami (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 five and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 18 km SE of Kamaishi, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.0362° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.179° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54.56 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18 km SE of Kamaishi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-06-19 05:45:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-08 07:21:30 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 271 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 1.773 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 151 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 us7000aba1 Id of event.
Event Code 7000aba1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000aba1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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