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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Toba in Japan

Earthquake location 33.8933S, 136.9454WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Toba in Japan on Thursday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/10/20 / 2020-10-15 15:20:05 / October 15, 2020 @ 3:20 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 136.9454 East, latitude 33.8933 North, depth = 353.06 km. The temblor was picked up at 15:20:05 / 3:20 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000c8jp. Unique identifier: us6000c8jp. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 353.06 km (219 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Ise (c. 97 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Toba (c. 23 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Owase (c. 22 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Owase, Ise, Toba (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 66 km S of Toba, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 136.9454° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.8933° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 353.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66 km S of Toba, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-15 15:20:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-15 17:12:02 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 246 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 1.454 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 69 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 us6000c8jp Id of event.
Event Code 6000c8jp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c8jp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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