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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 216 km NW of Iwo Jima, Japan



Earthquake location 26.133S, 139.7746WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 216 km NW of Iwo Jima, Japan (134 miles) on Tuesday. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:37:40 / 11:37 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.08 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 24/10/17 / 2017-10-24 14:37:40 / October 24, 2017 @ 2:37 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 139.7746 East, latitude 26.133 North, depth = 16.08 km. Id of earthquake: us1000b04g. Event ids that are associated: us1000b04g.

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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 216 km NW of Iwo Jima, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 139.7746° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 26.133° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 16.08 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 216km NW of Iwo Jima, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-10-24 14:37:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-07 19:39:48 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 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 2.36 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.47 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 193 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 us1000b04g Id of event.
Event Code 1000b04g An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000b04g, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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