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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag was detected near Heda in Japan

Earthquake location 34.9981S, 138.8596WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Heda in Japan. The temblor was reported at 14:23:42 / 2:23 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bfax. Unique identifier: us7000bfax. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 220.66 km (137 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/08/20 / 2020-08-25 14:23:42 / August 25, 2020 @ 2:23 pm. Exact location, longitude 138.8596° East, latitude 34.9981° North, depth = 220.66 km.

Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Shizuoka-shi (c. 701 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Yokosuka (c. 429 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Machida (c. 400 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Fujisawa (c. 394 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fukuroi, Hino, Itsukaichi (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 quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 7 km ENE of Heda, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 138.8596° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.9981° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 220.66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7 km ENE of Heda, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-25 14:23:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-31 18:41:57 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 259 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 0.641 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 111 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 us7000bfax Id of event.
Event Code 7000bfax An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bfax, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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