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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Ishikawa in Japan

Earthquake location 26.859S, 127.3006WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Ishikawa in Japan on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/07/19 / 2019-07-23 00:32:54 / July 23, 2019 @ 12:32 am. Event id: us60004y1j. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60004y1j. The temblor was reported at 08:32:54 / 8:32 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 115.26 km (72 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 127.3006 East, latitude 26.859 North, depth = 115.26 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Naha-shi (c. 300 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Ginowan (c. 91 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Itoman (c. 57 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Itoman, Tomigusuku, Katsuren-haebaru (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 70 km NW of Ishikawa, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 127.3006° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 26.859° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 115.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 70km NW of Ishikawa, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-07-23 00:32:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-02 02:54:47 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 298 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 0.868 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 90 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 us60004y1j Id of event.
Event Code 60004y1j An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60004y1j, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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