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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Takahagi in Japan

Earthquake location 36.6057S, 141.1678WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Takahagi in Japan. Exact location of event, depth 34.65 km, 141.1678° East, 36.6057° North. Event id: us6000bb1p. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bb1p. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 08:37:00 / 8:37 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 34.65 km (22 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/08/20 / 2020-08-08 08:37:00 / August 8, 2020 @ 8:37 am.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ishioka, Itako, Karasuyama (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 56 km (34 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Kashima-shi (c. 65 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 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 two, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. 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: 42 km ESE of Takahagi, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.1678° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.6057° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34.65 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42 km ESE of Takahagi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-08 08:37:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-08 09:26:06 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 2.382 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 150 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 us6000bb1p Id of event.
Event Code 6000bb1p An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000bb1p, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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