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Minor earthquake, 3.9 mag was detected near Nago in Japan

Earthquake location 26.6522S, 127.7651WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) strikes 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Nago in Japan on Thursday. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/03/17 / 2017-03-16 06:49:07 / March 16, 2017 @ 6:49 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 52.66 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:49:07 / 3:49 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 52.66 km, 127.7651° East, 26.6522° North. Id of earthquake: us20008sjl. Event ids that are associated: us20008sjl.

Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Itoman, Tomigusuku, Naha-shi (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Naha-shi (c. 300 800 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Ginowan (c. 91 800 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Itoman (c. 57 200 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes 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 one and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 22 km WNW of Nago, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 127.7651° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 26.6522° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 52.66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km WNW of Nago, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-16 06:49:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-16 21:17:58 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 235 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 0.489 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 98 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 us20008sjl Id of event.
Event Code 20008sjl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008sjl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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