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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Ishigaki in Japan

Earthquake location 24.1454S, 123.6824WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Ishigaki in Japan. 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: 12/09/18 / 2018-09-12 00:45:25 / September 12, 2018 @ 12:45 am. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:45:25 / 8:45 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000hhkc. Unique identifier: us2000hhkc. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.57 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 123.6824 East, latitude 24.1454 North, depth = 23.57 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ishigaki (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 53 km (33 miles) from Ishigaki (c. 44 800 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 53 km WSW of Ishigaki, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 123.6824° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.1454° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 23.57 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km WSW of Ishigaki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-09-12 00:45:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-02 01:04:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 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 326 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 0.691 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 95 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 us2000hhkc Id of event.
Event Code 2000hhkc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000hhkc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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