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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag strikes near Nago in Japan



Earthquake location 26.4314S, 128.2186WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Nago in Japan. Id of earthquake: us10003k15. Event ids that are associated: us10003k15. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 36.48 km (23 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/10/15 / 2015-10-03 15:51:19 / October 3, 2015 @ 3:51 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 128.2186° East, 26.4314° North, depth 36.48 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:51:19 / 12:51 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 59 km (37 miles) from Naha-shi (c. 300 800 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Ginowan (c. 91 800 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Itoman (c. 57 200 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Tomigusuku (c. 55 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Itoman, Tomigusuku, Naha-shi (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirteen 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 29 km SE of Nago, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 128.2186° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 26.4314° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.48 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km SE of Nago, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-03 15:51:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-03 16:17:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 371 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 0.405 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 140 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 us10003k15 Id of event.
Event Code 10003k15 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003k15, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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