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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Haebaru in Japan

Earthquake location 26.1133S, 128.6944WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Haebaru in Japan on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude 128.6944 East, latitude 26.1133 North, depth = 8.66 km. The temblor was picked up at 04:36:45 / 4:36 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008het. Id of event: us20008het. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8.66 km (5 miles). Global time and date of event 20/01/17 / 2017-01-20 19:36:45 / January 20, 2017 @ 7:36 pm UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 92 km (57 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Ginowan (c. 91 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Katsuren-haebaru (c. 34 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Chatan (c. 27 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chatan, Ginowan, Ishikawa (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 85 km ESE of Haebaru, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 128.6944° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 26.1133° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 85km ESE of Haebaru, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-01-20 19:36:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-16 20:01:10 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 298 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 0.813 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 74 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 us20008het Id of event.
Event Code 20008het An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008het, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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