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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 20 km SE of Hitachi, Japan

Earthquake location 36.4658S, 140.8005WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Hitachi in Japan. Event id: us7000bpd9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bpd9. Exact location of earthquake, 140.8005° East, 36.4658° North, depth 62.41 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 12/09/20 / 2020-09-12 02:38:00 / September 12, 2020 @ 2:38 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 02:38:00 / 2:38 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 62.41 km (39 miles).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (51 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 35 km (21 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Oyama (c. 159 900 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Moriya, Iwai, Oyama (min 5000 pop).

Every 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 20 km SE of Hitachi, Japan. This data 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 140.8005° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4658° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 62.41 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20 km SE of Hitachi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-12 02:38:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-17 23:22:04 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 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 2.089 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 157 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 us7000bpd9 Id of event.
Event Code 7000bpd9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bpd9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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