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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Hachinohe in Japan

Earthquake location 40.3373S, 142.1377WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Hachinohe in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54.24 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/01/21 / 2021-01-25 14:09:07 / January 25, 2021 @ 2:09 pm. Id of earthquake: us7000d34t. Event ids that are associated: us7000d34t. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 142.1377 East, latitude 40.3373 North, depth = 54.24 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:09:07 / 2:09 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Miyako, Misawa, Ichinohe (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 57 km (35 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Ichinohe (c. 15 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 two and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 57 km ESE of Hachinohe, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.1377° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.3373° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57 km ESE of Hachinohe, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-25 14:09:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-25 15:26:43 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 312 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 0.934 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 167 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 us7000d34t Id of event.
Event Code 7000d34t An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d34t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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