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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Uwajima in Japan

Earthquake location 33.2956S, 132.183WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Uwajima in Japan. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100033w5. Id of event: us100033w5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 45.07 km (28 miles). Global time and date of event 21/08/15 / 2015-08-21 07:54:36 / August 21, 2015 @ 7:54 am UTC/GMT. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:54:36 / 4:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 45.07 km, 132.183° East, 33.2956° North.

Earthquake epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Matsuyama (c. 443 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Beppu (c. 125 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Tokuyama (c. 101 100 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Tsurusaki (c. 77 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hōjō, Nobeoka, Tokuyama (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 36 km WNW of Uwajima, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 132.183° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.2956° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 45.07 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km WNW of Uwajima, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-08-21 07:54:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-21 08:12:14 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 1.108 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 105 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us100033w5 Id of event.
Event Code 100033w5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100033w5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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