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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Miyako in Japan

Earthquake location 39.6854S, 142.0943WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Miyako in Japan. Exact location of event, depth 53.61 km, 142.0943° East, 39.6854° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:45:27 / 2:45 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53.61 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bn27. Id of event: us7000bn27. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/09/20 / 2020-09-09 02:45:27 / September 9, 2020 @ 2:45 am.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 81 km (50 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ichinohe, Hanamaki, Morioka-shi (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. 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: 13 km ENE of Miyako, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.0943° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.6854° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 53.61 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13 km ENE of Miyako, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-09 02:45:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-16 05:22:54 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 1.355 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 142 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 us7000bn27 Id of event.
Event Code 7000bn27 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bn27, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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