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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near Yamada in Japan

Earthquake location 39.5054S, 141.8526WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Yamada in Japan. Id of earthquake: us7000bp7n. Event ids that are associated: us7000bp7n. Exact location of earthquake, 141.8526° East, 39.5054° North, depth 56.87 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 56.87 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 00:18:01 / 12:18 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/09/20 / 2020-09-17 00:18:01 / September 17, 2020 @ 12:18 am.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ichinohe, Ichinoseki, Shizukuishi. The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 9 km WNW of Yamada, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.8526° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.5054° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 56.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9 km WNW of Yamada, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-17 00:18:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-17 00:42:34 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 340 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 1.417 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 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 mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000bp7n Id of event.
Event Code 7000bp7n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bp7n, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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