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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Miyako in Japan



Earthquake location 40.2374S, 142.6373WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Miyako in Japan. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.6373 East, latitude 40.2374 North, depth = 14.54 km. Event id: us20009llz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009llz. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 09/06/17 / 2017-06-09 19:34:12 / June 9, 2017 @ 7:34 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 05:34:12 / 5:34 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.54 km (9 miles).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Miyako (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

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 four and in the last 365 days fourty-two 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 respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 88 km NE of Miyako, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.6373° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.2374° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 88km NE 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 2017-06-09 19:34:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-09 20:59:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 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 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 1.319 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.45 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 83 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 us20009llz Id of event.
Event Code 20009llz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009llz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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