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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 59 km SE of Hasaki, Japan

Earthquake location 35.4288S, 141.3736WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Hasaki in Japan on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000bhqq. Unique identifier: us6000bhqq. Exact location of event, depth 22.12 km, 141.3736° East, 35.4288° North. The temblor was picked up at 08:10:25 / 8:10 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/08/20 / 2020-08-15 08:10:25 / August 15, 2020 @ 8:10 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 22.12 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Katori-shi (c. 83 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Tōgane (c. 66 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Kashima-shi (c. 65 800 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Sawara (c. 47 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Asahi (c. 41 700 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Hasaki (c. 39 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Katori-shi, Sawara, Itako (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 nine, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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 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: 59 km SE of Hasaki, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.3736° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.4288° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 22.12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59 km SE of Hasaki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-15 08:10:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-30 08:45:44 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 0.874 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 151 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 us6000bhqq Id of event.
Event Code 6000bhqq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000bhqq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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