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Light earthquake: M4 quake has struck near Takayama in Japan

Earthquake location 36.1877S, 136.8746WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Takayama in Japan on Sunday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000ala2. Id of event: us7000ala2. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 136.8746 East, latitude 36.1877 North, depth = 265.27 km. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:57:24 / 1:57 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 265.27 km (165 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/07/20 / 2020-07-05 13:57:24 / July 5, 2020 @ 1:57 pm.

Epicenter of the event was 50 km (31 miles) from Kanazawa-shi (c. 458 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Gifu-shi (c. 397 700 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Toyama-shi (c. 325 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Fukui-shi (c. 248 700 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Takaoka (c. 170 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Kakamigahara (c. 132 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Inuyama, Gōdo, Mitake. Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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. 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: 34 km W of Takayama, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 136.8746° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.1877° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 265.27 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34 km W of Takayama, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-07-05 13:57:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-15 16:56:45 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 246 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 0.7 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.53 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 70 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 us7000ala2 Id of event.
Event Code 7000ala2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000ala2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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