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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Fukui-shi in Japan

Earthquake location 36.0821S, 136.2639WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Fukui-shi in Japan on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 136.2639° East, 36.0821° North, depth 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 00:10:54 / 12:10 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us7000bhk5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bhk5. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/09/20 / 2020-09-04 00:10:54 / September 4, 2020 @ 12:10 am.

Earthquake epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Kanazawa-shi (c. 458 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Gifu-shi (c. 397 700 pop), 4 km (3 miles) from Fukui-shi (c. 248 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Ōgaki (c. 150 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Kakamigahara (c. 132 200 pop), 93 km (57 miles) from Hikone (c. 110 900 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Komatsu (c. 109 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Minokamo, Yatsuomachi-higashikumisaka, Kuroda (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 4 km ENE of Fukui-shi, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 136.2639° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.0821° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4 km ENE of Fukui-shi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-04 00:10:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-04 01:17:03 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 312 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 0.959 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 45 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 us7000bhk5 Id of event.
Event Code 7000bhk5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bhk5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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