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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Tochio in Japan

Earthquake location 37.253S, 139.2603WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Tochio in Japan on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 143.73 km (89 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:04:43 / 4:04 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 139.2603° East, latitude 37.253° North, depth = 143.73 km. Id of earthquake: us2000c4qv. Event ids that are associated: us2000c4qv. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/12/17 / 2017-12-15 07:04:43 / December 15, 2017 @ 7:04 am.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Utsunomiya-shi, Jōetsu, Ōmamachō-ōmama. Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (47 miles) from Niigata-shi (c. 505 300 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Jōetsu (c. 204 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Nagaoka (c. 195 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Kanuma (c. 94 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Kashiwazaki (c. 86 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

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

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 33 km SE of Tochio, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 139.2603° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.253° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 143.73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km SE of Tochio, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-12-15 07:04:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-15 07:30:54 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 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 1.102 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 109 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 us2000c4qv Id of event.
Event Code 2000c4qv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000c4qv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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