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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Chichi-shima in Japan

Earthquake location 27.1177S, 140.255WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 194 km W of Chichi-shima, Japan (121 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 478.85 km (298 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.255 East, latitude 27.1177 North, depth = 478.85 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:12:07 / 10:12 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70007vrd. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007vrd. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/02/20 / 2020-02-24 13:12:07 / February 24, 2020 @ 1:12 pm.

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

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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. 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: 194 km W of Chichi-shima, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.255° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 27.1177° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 478.85 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 194km W of Chichi-shima, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-24 13:12:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-24 13:34:33 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 326 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 1.72 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 85 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 us70007vrd Id of event.
Event Code 70007vrd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007vrd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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