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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Kainan in Japan

Earthquake location 34.153S, 135.1771WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Kainan in Japan on Monday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/02/21 / 2021-02-15 04:28:17 / February 15, 2021 @ 4:28 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dhqr. Id of event: us6000dhqr. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 04:28:17 / 4:28 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 135.1771 East, latitude 34.153 North, depth = 10 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Ōsaka-shi (c. 2 592 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Kobe (c. 1 528 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Sakai (c. 782 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Himeji (c. 481 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Nishinomiya-hama (c. 468 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Amagasaki (c. 442 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Owase, Nishiwaki, Shido (min 5000 pop).

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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 3 km W of Kainan, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 135.1771° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.153° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3 km W of Kainan, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-02-15 04:28:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-17 00:13:30 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 1.16 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 104 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 us6000dhqr Id of event.
Event Code 6000dhqr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dhqr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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