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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 91 km ESE of Nago, Japan

Earthquake location 26.3139S, 128.842WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Nago in Japan. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 128.842 East, latitude 26.3139 North, depth = 18.24 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/10/18 / 2018-10-13 12:29:05 / October 13, 2018 @ 12:29 pm. The temblor was reported at 21:29:05 / 9:29 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000hdx2. Unique identifier: us1000hdx2. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.24 km (11 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Katsuren-haebaru, Nago. Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Katsuren-haebaru (c. 34 200 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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 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: 91 km ESE of Nago, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 128.842° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 26.3139° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 91km ESE 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 2018-10-13 12:29:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-20 06:04:20 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 0.728 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 73 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 us1000hdx2 Id of event.
Event Code 1000hdx2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hdx2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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