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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Hachinohe in Japan

Earthquake location 40.2965S, 142.2601WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Hachinohe in Japan on Thursday. Event id: us7000bdmk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bdmk. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 60.7 km (38 miles). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:38:31 / 12:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 142.2601 East, latitude 40.2965 North, depth = 60.7 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/08/20 / 2020-08-20 00:38:31 / August 20, 2020 @ 12:38 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 68 km (42 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Ichinohe (c. 15 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Misawa, Ichinohe, Miyako (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-eight 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 68 km ESE of Hachinohe, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.2601° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.2965° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 60.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 68 km ESE of Hachinohe, 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 00:38:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-02 04:56:51 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 1.035 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 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 us7000bdmk Id of event.
Event Code 7000bdmk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bdmk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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