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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 60 km NE of Yonakuni, Japan



Earthquake location 24.8765S, 123.3902WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Yonakuni in Japan. Unique identifier: us20004zsk. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004zsk. Exact location of event, longitude 123.3902 East, latitude 24.8765 North, depth = 31.59 km. 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: 12/02/16 / 2016-02-12 18:11:45 / February 12, 2016 @ 6:11 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 31.59 km (20 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:11:45 / 2:11 am (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Ishigaki (c. 44 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ishigaki (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 60 km NE of Yonakuni, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 123.3902° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.8765° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60km NE 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 2016-02-12 18:11:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-12 21:38:28 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 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 0.533 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 37 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 us20004zsk Id of event.
Event Code 20004zsk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004zsk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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