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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Yonakuni in Japan

Earthquake location 24.2903S, 123.4745WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Yonakuni in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 46.63 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004ylg. Id of event: us20004ylg. The temblor was reported at 04:45:40 / 4:45 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/02/16 / 2016-02-07 20:45:40 / February 7, 2016 @ 8:45 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 123.4745 East, latitude 24.2903 North, depth = 46.63 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Ishigaki (c. 44 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ishigaki. Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 51 km ESE of Yonakuni, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 123.4745° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.2903° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 46.63 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km ESE 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 2016-02-07 20:45:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-07 21:03:49 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 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 312 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 0.457 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 131 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 us20004ylg Id of event.
Event Code 20004ylg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004ylg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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