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Strong earthquake, 6.4 mag has occurred near Iwo Jima in Japan

Earthquake location 23.4408S, 143.3414WA earthquake with magnitude 6.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 252 km SE of Iwo Jima, Japan (157 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.51 km (7 miles). The temblor was detected at 04:22:52 / 4:22 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 143.3414° East, latitude 23.4408° North, depth = 11.51 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/08/18 / 2018-08-16 18:22:52 / August 16, 2018 @ 6:22 pm. Event id: us1000gaqv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gaqv.

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. There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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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. 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: 252 km SE of Iwo Jima, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 143.3414° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.4408° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 252km SE 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 2018-08-16 18:22:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-16 18:53:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 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 3.21 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 630 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 3.786 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 28 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000gaqv Id of event.
Event Code 1000gaqv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000gaqv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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