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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Iwaki in Japan

Earthquake location 36.6566S, 141.677WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Iwaki in Japan. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000blsg. Id of event: us7000blsg. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.677 East, latitude 36.6566 North, depth = 29.33 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 03:30:38 / 3:30 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 29.33 km (18 miles). Global time and date of event 07/09/20 / 2020-09-07 03:30:38 / September 7, 2020 @ 3:30 am UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hitachi, Takahagi, Kitaibaraki (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Takahagi (c. 33 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy-nine 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 83 km ESE of Iwaki, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.677° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.6566° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 29.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 83 km ESE of Iwaki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-07 03:30:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-14 02:59:45 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 2.793 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 128 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 us7000blsg Id of event.
Event Code 7000blsg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000blsg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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