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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Ishigaki in Japan



Earthquake location 23.9189S, 123.6276WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Ishigaki in Japan. The epicenter was at a depth of 26.35 km (16 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:51:47 / 2:51 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 10/06/17 / 2017-06-10 06:51:47 / June 10, 2017 @ 6:51 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us20009mxu. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009mxu. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 123.6276 East, latitude 23.9189 North, depth = 26.35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ishigaki. Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Ishigaki (c. 44 800 pop).

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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 71 km SW of Ishigaki, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 123.6276° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.9189° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26.35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71km SW of Ishigaki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-06-10 06:51:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-25 11:42:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 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 312 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 0.784 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 215 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 us20009mxu Id of event.
Event Code 20009mxu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009mxu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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