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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Hachijo-jima in Japan

Earthquake location 31.6941S, 138.4044WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 202 km SW of Hachijo-jima, Japan (126 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 380.37 km (236 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/04/19 / 2019-04-29 09:56:30 / April 29, 2019 @ 9:56 am. The temblor was reported at 18:56:30 / 6:56 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003dw1. Id of event: us70003dw1. Exact location of event, longitude 138.4044 East, latitude 31.6941 North, depth = 380.37 km.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 202 km SW of Hachijo-jima, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 138.4044° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 31.6941° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 380.37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 202km SW 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 2019-04-29 09:56:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-04-29 13:10:15 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 1.851 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 130 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 us70003dw1 Id of event.
Event Code 70003dw1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003dw1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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