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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 70 km NW of Nago, Japan

Earthquake location 27.084S, 127.5359WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Nago in Japan on Friday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/02/16 / 2016-02-12 12:59:31 / February 12, 2016 @ 12:59 pm. The temblor was reported at 21:59:31 / 9:59 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20004zq1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004zq1. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 90.82 km (56 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 127.5359 East, latitude 27.084 North, depth = 90.82 km.

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Ginowan (c. 91 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Katsuren-haebaru (c. 34 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Chatan (c. 27 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Ishikawa (c. 22 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ginowan, Katsuren-haebaru, Chatan.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 70 km NW of Nago, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 127.5359° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 27.084° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 90.82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 70km NW 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 2016-02-12 12:59:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-12 13:32:51 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 4.2 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 313 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 0.702 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 68 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 us20004zq1 Id of event.
Event Code 20004zq1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004zq1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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