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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near Nago in Japan

Earthquake location 26.9517S, 128.1214WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Nago in Japan. Event id: us2000j88b. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j88b. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/01/19 / 2019-01-24 12:15:17 / January 24, 2019 @ 12:15 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 39.04 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 21:15:17 / 9:15 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 128.1214 East, latitude 26.9517 North, depth = 39.04 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tomigusuku, Naha-shi, Ginowan (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 93 km (58 miles) from Naha-shi (c. 300 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Ginowan (c. 91 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Tomigusuku (c. 55 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Katsuren-haebaru (c. 34 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

Every 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 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 have been detected in the same area.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 42 km NNE of Nago, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 128.1214° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 26.9517° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 39.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km NNE 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 2019-01-24 12:15:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-24 12:38:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 340 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 0.177 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 111 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 us2000j88b Id of event.
Event Code 2000j88b An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000j88b, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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