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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Nago in Japan

Earthquake location 26.7001S, 128.2367WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Nago in Japan. Event id: us1000e7lz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000e7lz. Exact location of event, longitude 128.2367 East, latitude 26.7001 North, depth = 31.37 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 10/05/18 / 2018-05-10 23:34:59 / May 10, 2018 @ 11:34 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.37 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 08:34:59 / 8:34 am (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Itoman, Tomigusuku, Naha-shi. Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Naha-shi (c. 300 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Ginowan (c. 91 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Itoman (c. 57 200 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Tomigusuku (c. 55 700 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixteen 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 28 km ENE of Nago, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 128.2367° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 26.7001° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km ENE 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 2018-05-10 23:34:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-06-01 02:17:24 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 312 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 0.139 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.43 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 205 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 us1000e7lz Id of event.
Event Code 1000e7lz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000e7lz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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