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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 15 km S of Ōdate, Japan

Earthquake location 40.1287S, 140.5733WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Ōdate in Japan. Unique identifier: us7000ccw9. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000ccw9. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/11/20 / 2020-11-05 19:42:49 / November 5, 2020 @ 7:42 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 34.7 km (22 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:42:49 / 7:42 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 140.5733° East, latitude 40.1287° North, depth = 34.7 km.

Earthquake epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Akita Shi (c. 325 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Akita (c. 320 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Aomori Shi (c. 298 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Hirosaki (c. 175 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Misawa, Yokotemachi, Hachinohe. Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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. 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: 15 km S of Ōdate, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.5733° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.1287° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15 km S of Ōdate, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-11-05 19:42:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-16 19:26:01 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 284 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 0.759 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 141 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 us7000ccw9 Id of event.
Event Code 7000ccw9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000ccw9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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