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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Mutsu in Japan

Earthquake location 41.4304S, 142.36WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 96 km E of Mutsu, Japan (60 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 142.36° East, 41.4304° North, depth 41.49 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 19/09/20 / 2020-09-19 05:24:40 / September 19, 2020 @ 5:24 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 05:24:40 / 5:24 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 41.49 km (26 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bq4q. Unique identifier: us7000bq4q.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 96 km E of Mutsu, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.36° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.4304° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 96 km E of Mutsu, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-19 05:24:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-19 05:47:39 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 0.835 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 143 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 us7000bq4q Id of event.
Event Code 7000bq4q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bq4q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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