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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Daigo in Japan

Earthquake location 36.8149S, 140.451WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Daigo in Japan. Exact location of event, depth 37.24 km, 140.451° East, 36.8149° North. Event id: us7000bqc1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bqc1. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:04:53 / 12:04 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.24 km (23 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/09/20 / 2020-09-20 00:04:53 / September 20, 2020 @ 12:04 am.

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Oyama (c. 159 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Edosaki, Koga, Inashiki (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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: 10 km ENE of Daigo, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.451° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.8149° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10 km ENE of Daigo, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-20 00:04:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-20 00:27:35 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 326 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 0.619 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 133 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 us7000bqc1 Id of event.
Event Code 7000bqc1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bqc1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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