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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Iwaki in Japan

Earthquake location 37.1358S, 141.2343WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Iwaki in Japan. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000d3q2. Unique identifier: us6000d3q2. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54.11 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/12/20 / 2020-12-28 16:15:23 / December 28, 2020 @ 4:15 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:15:23 / 4:15 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 141.2343 East, latitude 37.1358 North, depth = 54.11 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Daigo, Nihommatsu, Motomiya. Epicenter of the earthquake was 33 km (20 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Nihommatsu (c. 36 300 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-five 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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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 32 km ENE of Iwaki, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.2343° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.1358° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54.11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32 km ENE of Iwaki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-28 16:15:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-28 17:21:10 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 2.501 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 95 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 us6000d3q2 Id of event.
Event Code 6000d3q2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d3q2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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