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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Honshu in Japan

Earthquake location 40.4922S, 141.2912WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, near the east coast of Honshu, Japan kilometers (0 miles) from Honshu in Japan. Event id: us6000c1mq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c1mq. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 89.74 km (56 miles). Exact location, longitude 141.2912° East, latitude 40.4922° North, depth = 89.74 km. Global time and date of event 26/09/20 / 2020-09-26 15:36:35 / September 26, 2020 @ 3:36 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 15:36:35 / 3:36 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Shizukuishi, Mutsu, Morioka-shi. Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 59 km (37 miles) from Aomori Shi (c. 298 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Hirosaki (c. 175 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Ōdate (c. 64 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Mutsu (c. 49 200 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Goshogawara (c. 49 100 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 two and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: near the east coast of Honshu, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.2912° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.4922° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 89.74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place near the east coast of Honshu, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-26 15:36:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-26 16:30:09 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 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 0.343 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 145 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 us6000c1mq Id of event.
Event Code 6000c1mq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c1mq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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