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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Iwaki in Japan

Earthquake location 36.7893S, 141.7157WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Iwaki in Japan on Thursday. Exact location, longitude 141.7157° East, latitude 36.7893° North, depth = 35 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000dcpu. Unique identifier: us6000dcpu. Global time and date of event 28/01/21 / 2021-01-28 18:24:07 / January 28, 2021 @ 6:24 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:24:07 / 6:24 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Takahagi (c. 33 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Takahagi, Kitaibaraki, Iwaki (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-one 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 79 km ESE of Iwaki, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.7157° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.7893° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 79 km ESE 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 2021-01-28 18:24:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-28 18:40:48 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 2.83 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 195 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 us6000dcpu Id of event.
Event Code 6000dcpu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dcpu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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