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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake strikes near Yonakuni in Japan



Earthquake location 23.9228S, 122.4961WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (mg/mb) has struck on Friday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Yonakuni in Japan. The temblor was reported at 00:56:44 / 12:56 am (local time epicenter) at a depth of 26.64 km (17 miles). Global time of event 14/05/15 / 2015-05-14 16:56:44 / May 14, 2015 @ 4:56 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude 122.4961 East, latitude 23.9228 North, depth 26.64 km, unique identifier, us10002903. Ids that are associated to the event, ,us10002903,.

Close countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). The epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hualian.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 122.4961° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.9228° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26.64 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 79km SW of Yonakuni, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-05-14 16:56:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-05-15 17:54:23 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 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 271 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 0.717 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 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 us10002903 Id of event.
Event Code 10002903 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10002903, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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