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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Iwo Jima in Japan

Earthquake location 23.1054S, 142.6231WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 227 km SE of Iwo Jima, Japan (141 miles) on Monday. The temblor was picked up at 00:39:25 / 12:39 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10004b12. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004b12. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.6231 East, latitude 23.1054 North, depth = 102.48 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/01/16 / 2016-01-03 14:39:25 / January 3, 2016 @ 2:39 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 102.48 km (64 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 sixteen 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: 227 km SE of Iwo Jima, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.6231° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.1054° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 102.48 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 227km SE of Iwo 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 2016-01-03 14:39:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-03 14:58:56 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 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 354 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 3.992 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 90 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 us10004b12 Id of event.
Event Code 10004b12 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004b12, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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