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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 13 km NW of Miyako, Japan

Earthquake location 39.7344S, 141.8509WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Miyako in Japan on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59.64 km (37 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 event, depth 59.64 km, 141.8509° East, 39.7344° North. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:43:19 / 12:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/10/19 / 2019-10-23 03:43:19 / October 23, 2019 @ 3:43 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us70005xia. Unique identifier: us70005xia.

Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mizusawa, Hachinohe, Kitakami (min 5000 pop).

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 three and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 13 km NW of Miyako, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.8509° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.7344° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59.64 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km NW of Miyako, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-10-23 03:43:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-23 04:08:29 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 340 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 1.213 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.55 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 142 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 us70005xia Id of event.
Event Code 70005xia An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005xia, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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