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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Nago in Japan

Earthquake location 26.6753S, 128.039WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Nago in Japan on Monday. Exact location of event, depth 63.99 km, 128.039° East, 26.6753° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/12/15 / 2015-12-13 23:20:03 / December 13, 2015 @ 11:20 pm. Unique identifier: us100047wr. Ids that are associated to the event: us100047wr. The temblor was reported at 08:20:03 / 8:20 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 63.99 km (40 miles).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Itoman, Tomigusuku, Naha-shi (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Naha-shi (c. 300 800 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Ginowan (c. 91 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 9 km (5 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Itoman (c. 57 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 11 km NNE of Nago, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 128.039° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 26.6753° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 63.99 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km NNE 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 2015-12-13 23:20:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-26 06:07:32 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 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 0.263 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 73 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 us100047wr Id of event.
Event Code 100047wr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100047wr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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