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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Haebaru in Japan

Earthquake location 25.931S, 128.5219WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Haebaru in Japan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5.68 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 128.5219 East, latitude 25.931 North, depth = 5.68 km. Global time and date of event 24/07/18 / 2018-07-24 14:07:44 / July 24, 2018 @ 2:07 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 23:07:44 / 11:07 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000gf7h. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000gf7h.

Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nago, Naha-shi, Ishikawa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Naha-shi (c. 300 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Ginowan (c. 91 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Itoman (c. 57 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Tomigusuku (c. 55 700 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 79 km SE of Haebaru, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 128.5219° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 25.931° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 79km SE 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 2018-07-24 14:07:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-07-31 14:07:43 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 0.928 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.47 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 84 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 us2000gf7h Id of event.
Event Code 2000gf7h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000gf7h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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