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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Ishigaki in Japan

Earthquake location 24.2047S, 124.2201WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Ishigaki in Japan. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 124.2201 East, latitude 24.2047 North, depth = 14.96 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/04/20 / 2020-04-01 09:11:46 / April 1, 2020 @ 9:11 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us70008qhg. Unique identifier: us70008qhg. The epicenter was at a depth of 14.96 km (9 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:11:46 / 5:11 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ishigaki. Epicenter of the earthquake was 17 km (10 miles) from Ishigaki (c. 44 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 16 km SSE of Ishigaki, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 124.2201° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.2047° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km SSE of Ishigaki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-04-01 09:11:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-30 10:22:48 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 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 1.133 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97 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 us70008qhg Id of event.
Event Code 70008qhg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008qhg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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