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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Kitaibaraki in Japan

Earthquake location 36.8894S, 140.5807WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Kitaibaraki in Japan on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 22:08:21 / 10:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 140.5807° East, latitude 36.8894° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us7000bh34. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bh34. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 29/08/20 / 2020-08-29 22:08:21 / August 29, 2020 @ 10:08 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tochigi, Yūki, Tsukuba (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 18 km NW of Kitaibaraki, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.5807° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.8894° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18 km NW of Kitaibaraki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-29 22:08:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-11 03:22:46 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 1.937 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 134 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 us7000bh34 Id of event.
Event Code 7000bh34 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bh34, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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