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

Earthquake location 36.943S, 141.4311WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Iwaki in Japan. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/08/20 / 2020-08-04 14:03:05 / August 4, 2020 @ 2:03 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 58.29 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us6000bbyj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bbyj. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:03:05 / 2:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 141.4311° East, latitude 36.943° North, depth = 58.29 km.

Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Funehikimachi-funehiki, Funaishikawa, Ishikawa. Epicenter of the event was 50 km (31 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Funaishikawa (c. 35 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Takahagi (c. 33 600 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Funehikimachi-funehiki (c. 23 500 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 50 km ESE of Iwaki, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.4311° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.943° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 58.29 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50 km ESE of Iwaki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-04 14:03:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-11 14:09:50 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 1.225 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.41 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 183 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 us6000bbyj Id of event.
Event Code 6000bbyj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000bbyj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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