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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake strikes near Miyako in Japan

Earthquake location 39.8145S, 141.6925WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (mg/mb) has striked on Friday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Miyako in Japan. The temblor was reported at 07:18:40 / 7:18 am (local time epicenter) at a depth of 79.3 km (49 miles). Global time of event 29/01/15 / 2015-01-29 22:18:40 / January 29, 2015 @ 10:18 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude 141.6925 East, latitude 39.8145 North, depth 79.3 km, unique identifier, usc000tmgb.

Close countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mizusawa, Hanawa, Ōfunato.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.6925° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.8145° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 79.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km NW of Miyako, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-01-29 22:18:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-02-23 23:45:38 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 1.245 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.17 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 usc000tmgb Id of event.
Event Code c000tmgb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,usc000tmgb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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