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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Kitakata in Japan

Earthquake location 37.7681S, 139.7081WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Kitakata in Japan. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/07/20 / 2020-07-25 10:39:40 / July 25, 2020 @ 10:39 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us6000b3y8. Event ids that are associated: us6000b3y8. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.06 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:39:40 / 10:39 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 139.7081° East, latitude 37.7681° North, depth = 37.06 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tendō, Funehikimachi-funehiki, Shiroishi (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from Niigata-shi (c. 505 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Yamagata-shi (c. 254 500 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Nagaoka (c. 195 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Yonezawa (c. 94 500 pop).

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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 19 km NW of Kitakata, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 139.7081° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.7681° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19 km NW of Kitakata, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-07-25 10:39:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-25 11:13:42 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 1.582 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.49 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 127 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 us6000b3y8 Id of event.
Event Code 6000b3y8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000b3y8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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