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Light earthquake 4 mag, 30 km NNW of Miyako, Japan

Earthquake location 39.8958S, 141.8424WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Miyako in Japan on Sunday. Exact location, longitude 141.8424° East, latitude 39.8958° North, depth = 17.19 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000awkj. Unique identifier: us2000awkj. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:48:58 / 10:48 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/09/17 / 2017-09-24 13:48:58 / September 24, 2017 @ 1:48 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17.19 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hanamaki, Shizukuishi, Hachinohe (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 30 km NNW of Miyako, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.8424° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.8958° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 17.19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km NNW of Miyako, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-24 13:48:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-10-12 13:47:36 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 246 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 1.072 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 163 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 us2000awkj Id of event.
Event Code 2000awkj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000awkj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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