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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Yonakuni in Japan

Earthquake location 23.9522S, 122.4716WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Yonakuni in Japan. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:33:18 / 9:33 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 04/09/19 / 2019-09-04 13:33:18 / September 4, 2019 @ 1:33 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us70005byr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005byr. Exact location of event, depth 24.32 km, 122.4716° East, 23.9522° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.32 km (15 miles).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hualian. The epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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 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: 78 km SW of Yonakuni, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 122.4716° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.9522° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.32 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 78km 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 2019-09-04 13:33:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-09-05 05:30:01 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 0.711 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 104 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 us70005byr Id of event.
Event Code 70005byr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005byr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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