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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Nago in Japan

Earthquake location 27.0278S, 127.3294WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Nago in Japan. Exact location of earthquake, 127.3294° East, 27.0278° North, depth 95.07 km. Unique identifier: us2000a9yh. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a9yh. 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 95.07 km (59 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/08/17 / 2017-08-20 17:00:05 / August 20, 2017 @ 5:00 pm. The temblor was picked up at 01:00:05 / 1:00 am (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Naha-shi (c. 300 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Ginowan (c. 91 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Katsuren-haebaru (c. 34 200 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Chatan (c. 27 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naha-shi, Ginowan, Katsuren-haebaru. Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 80 km NW of Nago, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 127.3294° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 27.0278° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 95.07 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 80km NW 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 2017-08-20 17:00:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-20 18:02:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 0.863 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 59 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 us2000a9yh Id of event.
Event Code 2000a9yh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a9yh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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