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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Iwo Jima in Japan

Earthquake location 25.0804S, 141.1429WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 38 km NNW of Iwo Jima, Japan (24 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 139.83 km (87 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70004qdm. Id of event: us70004qdm. Global time and date of event 22/07/19 / 2019-07-22 07:51:50 / July 22, 2019 @ 7:51 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 16:51:50 / 4:51 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 141.1429° East, latitude 25.0804° North, depth = 139.83 km.

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 has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. 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: 38 km NNW of Iwo Jima, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.1429° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 25.0804° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 139.83 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km NNW of Iwo 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 2019-07-22 07:51:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-07-22 08:13:40 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 8.09 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 124 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 us70004qdm Id of event.
Event Code 70004qdm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70004qdm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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