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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Kasamatsucho in Japan

Earthquake location 35.3523S, 136.7503WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Kasamatsucho in Japan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 304.26 km (189 miles). Exact location of event, depth 304.26 km, 136.7503° East, 35.3523° North. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:11:02 / 9:11 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70008yft. Ids that are associated to the event: us70008yft. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 17/04/20 / 2020-04-17 12:11:02 / April 17, 2020 @ 12:11 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Obama, Fukui-shi, Tahara. Epicenter of the earthquake was 24 km (15 miles) from Nagoya-shi (c. 2 191 300 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Gifu-shi (c. 397 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Toyohashi (c. 378 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Toyota (c. 362 400 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Okazaki (c. 352 400 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Kasugai (c. 298 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 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 one and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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: 2 km SW of Kasamatsucho, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 136.7503° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.3523° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 304.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km SW of Kasamatsucho, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-04-17 12:11:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-20 11:39:20 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 0.227 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 39 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 us70008yft Id of event.
Event Code 70008yft An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008yft, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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