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Light earthquake, 4 mag strikes near Obama in Japan

Earthquake location 35.8109S, 135.6166WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Obama in Japan. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/09/20 / 2020-09-24 14:28:11 / September 24, 2020 @ 2:28 pm. Exact location of event, depth 356.54 km, 135.6166° East, 35.8109° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 14:28:11 / 2:28 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000c0jq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c0jq. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 356.54 km (222 miles).

The epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Kyoto (c. 1 459 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Fukui-shi (c. 248 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Hikone (c. 110 900 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Maizuru (c. 92 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Kamigyō-ku (c. 83 000 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Takefu (c. 75 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Moriyama, Kyoto, Kamigyō-ku. Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.

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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: 36 km NNW of Obama, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 135.6166° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.8109° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 356.54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36 km NNW of Obama, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-24 14:28:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-24 19:21:49 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 1.239 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.52 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 64 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 us6000c0jq Id of event.
Event Code 6000c0jq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c0jq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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