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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Hasaki in Japan

Earthquake location 35.7228S, 140.9894WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Hasaki in Japan on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude 140.9894 East, latitude 35.7228 North, depth = 26.18 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 26.18 km (16 miles). Unique identifier: us7000bdlu. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000bdlu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/08/20 / 2020-08-20 00:28:25 / August 20, 2020 @ 12:28 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 00:28:25 / 12:28 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tomobe, Kashiwa, Moriya. Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Kashiwa (c. 340 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Ichihara (c. 283 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Sakura (c. 182 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 14 km E of Hasaki, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.9894° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.7228° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26.18 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14 km E 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 2020-08-20 00:28:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-02 04:43:55 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 271 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 2.394 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 158 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 us7000bdlu Id of event.
Event Code 7000bdlu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bdlu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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