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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Hitachi in Japan

Earthquake location 36.4853S, 141.0546WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Hitachi in Japan on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 141.0546° East, 36.4853° North, depth 58.314 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000mtqy. Unique identifier: us7000mtqy. The temblor was picked up at 05:23:18 / 5:23 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 58.314 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 21/06/24 / 2024-06-21 05:23:18 / June 21, 2024 @ 5:23 am UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naka, Mooka, Asahi (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Katori-shi (c. 83 200 pop).

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

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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: 38 km ESE of Hitachi, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.0546° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4853° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 58.314 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38 km ESE 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 2024-06-21 05:23:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-06-21 06:38:27 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 26 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.293 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.58 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 155 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 us7000mtqy Id of event.
Event Code 7000mtqy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000mtqy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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