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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 49 km NNW of Shimokizukuri, Japan

Earthquake location 41.2167S, 140.1164WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Shimokizukuri in Japan on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, 140.1164° East, 41.2167° North, depth 150.77 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 150.77 km (94 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 17:55:55 / 5:55 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b7j9. Id of event: us6000b7j9. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/07/20 / 2020-07-31 17:55:55 / July 31, 2020 @ 5:55 pm.

Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from Aomori Shi (c. 298 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Hakodate (c. 275 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Hirosaki (c. 175 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Mutsu (c. 49 200 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Goshogawara (c. 49 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Kuroishi (c. 38 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Kamiiso (c. 38 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mutsu, Nanae, Hakodate (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

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 was reported nearby. Every 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.

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 49 km NNW of Shimokizukuri, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.1164° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.2167° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 150.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49 km NNW of Shimokizukuri, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-07-31 17:55:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-31 18:56:49 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 0.835 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 51 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 us6000b7j9 Id of event.
Event Code 6000b7j9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000b7j9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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