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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Haebaru in Japan

Earthquake location 26.1001S, 128.4025WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Haebaru in Japan on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, 128.4025° East, 26.1001° North, depth 13.82 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/07/17 / 2017-07-12 19:04:30 / July 12, 2017 @ 7:04 pm. The temblor was detected at 04:04:30 / 4:04 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20009vry. Event ids that are associated: us20009vry. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13.82 km (9 miles).

Event epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Naha-shi (c. 300 800 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Ginowan (c. 91 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Itoman (c. 57 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Tomigusuku (c. 55 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Itoman, Naha-shi, Tomigusuku (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 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 sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 59 km ESE of Haebaru, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 128.4025° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 26.1001° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13.82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59km 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 2017-07-12 19:04:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-12 22:27:27 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 326 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 0.742 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 76 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 us20009vry Id of event.
Event Code 20009vry An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009vry, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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