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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 142 km E of Yamada, Japan



Earthquake location 39.2524S, 143.5789WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 142 km E of Yamada, Japan (88 miles). Id of earthquake: us10004qzw. Event ids that are associated: us10004qzw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29.42 km (18 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/02/16 / 2016-02-19 08:13:27 / February 19, 2016 @ 8:13 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 143.5789° East, 39.2524° North, depth 29.42 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:13:27 / 6:13 pm (local time epicenter).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 142 km E of Yamada, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 143.5789° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.2524° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 29.42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 142km E of Yamada, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-19 08:13:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-19 08:36:20 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 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 2.586 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 151 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 us10004qzw Id of event.
Event Code 10004qzw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004qzw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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