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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near Ishigaki in Japan



Earthquake location 24.2344S, 123.6115WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Ishigaki in Japan on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 19:00:08 / 7:00 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005ikl. Unique identifier: us20005ikl. Exact location, longitude 123.6115° East, latitude 24.2344° North, depth = 48.69 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 48.69 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/04/16 / 2016-04-10 11:00:08 / April 10, 2016 @ 11:00 am.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ishigaki. Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Ishigaki (c. 44 800 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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: 56 km WSW of Ishigaki, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 123.6115° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.2344° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56km WSW of Ishigaki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-10 11:00:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-22 12:20:20 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 340 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 0.594 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 94 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 us20005ikl Id of event.
Event Code 20005ikl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005ikl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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