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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Honshu in Japan

Earthquake location 38.7287S, 142.3626WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported near the east coast of Honshu, Japan kilometers (0 miles) from Honshu in Japan on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 30.87 km (19 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:49:04 / 3:49 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us7000bma2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bma2. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/09/20 / 2020-09-12 03:49:04 / September 12, 2020 @ 3:49 am. Exact location of earthquake, 142.3626° East, 38.7287° North, depth 30.87 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yamada, Ōtsuchi, Kamaishi (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.3626° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.7287° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place near the east coast of Honshu, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-12 03:49:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-12 04:03:30 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 312 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 2.288 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 138 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000bma2 Id of event.
Event Code 7000bma2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bma2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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