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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Yonakuni in Japan

Earthquake location 23.9825S, 122.4815WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Yonakuni in Japan on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 21:15:05 / 9:15 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/01/19 / 2019-01-19 13:15:05 / January 19, 2019 @ 1:15 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000jbzw. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000jbzw. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 40.56 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 122.4815° East, 23.9825° North, depth 40.56 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hualian (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop). Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.

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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: 75 km SW of Yonakuni, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 122.4815° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.9825° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.56 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 75km SW of Yonakuni, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-01-19 13:15:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-02-11 17:05:10 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 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 0.683 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 126 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 us2000jbzw Id of event.
Event Code 2000jbzw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000jbzw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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