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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Miyako in Japan



Earthquake location 40.1104S, 141.9845WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Miyako in Japan. All ids that are associated to the event: us10005jjh. Unique identifier: us10005jjh. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 141.9845° East, 40.1104° North, depth 35 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/05/16 / 2016-05-24 09:48:03 / May 24, 2016 @ 9:48 am. The temblor was detected at 18:48:03 / 6:48 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shizukuishi, Tōno, Kamaishi (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 52 km N of Miyako, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.9845° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.1104° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km N of Miyako, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-24 09:48:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-24 12:02:21 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 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 326 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 1.206 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 144 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 us10005jjh Id of event.
Event Code 10005jjh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005jjh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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