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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Haebaru in Japan

Earthquake location 26.157S, 128.3918WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Haebaru in Japan on Sunday. The epicenter was at a depth of 12.07 km (7 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/09/17 / 2017-09-02 21:26:30 / September 2, 2017 @ 9:26 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 128.3918 East, latitude 26.157 North, depth = 12.07 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:26:30 / 6:26 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000arm5. Unique identifier: us2000arm5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Naha-shi (c. 300 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Ginowan (c. 91 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Itoman (c. 57 200 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Itoman, Naha-shi, Tomigusuku.

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 55 km ESE of Haebaru, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 128.3918° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 26.157° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.07 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 55km 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 2017-09-02 21:26:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-23 05:24:30 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 284 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 0.684 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 75 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 us2000arm5 Id of event.
Event Code 2000arm5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000arm5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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