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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Hotaka in Japan

Earthquake location 36.3437S, 137.5423WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Hotaka in Japan on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/07/20 / 2020-07-04 19:10:01 / July 4, 2020 @ 7:10 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 137.5423 East, latitude 36.3437 North, depth = 3.78 km. The temblor was picked up at 19:10:01 / 7:10 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3.78 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000akt6. Unique identifier: us7000akt6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nanao, Iiyama, Hakui (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Kanazawa-shi (c. 458 900 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Nagano-shi (c. 360 200 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Toyama-shi (c. 325 500 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Matsumoto (c. 210 700 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Takaoka (c. 170 100 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Ueda (c. 126 600 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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 respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 30 km W of Hotaka, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 137.5423° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.3437° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 3.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30 km W 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 2020-07-04 19:10:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-15 01:04:13 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 298 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 0.57 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 80 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000akt6 Id of event.
Event Code 7000akt6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000akt6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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