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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Hachijo-jima in Japan

Earthquake location 33.1622S, 141.0579WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 117 km E of Hachijo-jima, Japan (73 miles) on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/08/15 / 2015-08-01 06:32:51 / August 1, 2015 @ 6:32 am. Exact location of earthquake, 141.0579° East, 33.1622° North, depth 36.13 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:32:51 / 3:32 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.13 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us10002x2u. Event ids that are associated: us10002x2u.

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 117 km E of Hachijo-jima, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.0579° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.1622° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 117km E of Hachijo-jima, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-08-01 06:32:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-28 13:19:11 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 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 1.044 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 118 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 us10002x2u Id of event.
Event Code 10002x2u An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10002x2u, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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