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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Hachijo-jima in Japan

Earthquake location 32.2597S, 141.4004WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 175 km ESE of Hachijo-jima, Japan (109 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 35.51 km (22 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.4004 East, latitude 32.2597 North, depth = 35.51 km. The temblor was reported at 05:57:03 / 5:57 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/11/18 / 2018-11-19 20:57:03 / November 19, 2018 @ 8:57 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000hx0u. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hx0u.

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

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 175 km ESE of Hachijo-jima, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.4004° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.2597° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 175km ESE of Hachijo-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 2018-11-19 20:57:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-10 16:25:46 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 271 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 1.586 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 165 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 us1000hx0u Id of event.
Event Code 1000hx0u An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hx0u, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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