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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Hachinohe in Japan

Earthquake location 40.2834S, 142.3366WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Hachinohe in Japan. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/11/20 / 2020-11-20 18:01:26 / November 20, 2020 @ 6:01 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 56.53 km, 142.3366° East, 40.2834° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 56.53 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 18:01:26 / 6:01 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000cqy3. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000cqy3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Ichinohe (c. 15 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yamada, Misawa, Ichinohe.

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 six and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 74 km ESE of Hachinohe, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.3366° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.2834° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 56.53 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 74 km ESE of Hachinohe, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-11-20 18:01:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-20 19:26:50 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 369 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 1.093 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 96 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 us6000cqy3 Id of event.
Event Code 6000cqy3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000cqy3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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