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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Iwo Jima in Japan



Earthquake location 25.543S, 142.7808WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 168 km ENE of Iwo Jima, Japan (104 miles) 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 21:18:54 / 9:18 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 31.43 km (20 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 142.7808 East, latitude 25.543 North, depth = 31.43 km. Global time and date of event 18/06/17 / 2017-06-18 11:18:54 / June 18, 2017 @ 11:18 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us20009nf9. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009nf9.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 168 km ENE of Iwo Jima, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.7808° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 25.543° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 168km ENE of Iwo Jima, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-06-18 11:18:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-18 11:44:09 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 354 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 1.636 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 111 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 us20009nf9 Id of event.
Event Code 20009nf9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009nf9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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