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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Hachijo-jima in Japan

Earthquake location 31.005S, 140.0771WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 231 km S of Hachijo-jima, Japan (144 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 140.0771 East, latitude 31.005 North, depth = 95.49 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 95.49 km (59 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 26/05/20 / 2020-05-26 02:18:28 / May 26, 2020 @ 2:18 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 11:18:28 / 11:18 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us70009qbs. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009qbs. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 twelve 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.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 231 km S of Hachijo-jima, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.0771° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 31.005° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 95.49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 231km S of Hachijo-jima, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-26 02:18:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-26 03:10:10 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 2.115 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 209 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 us70009qbs Id of event.
Event Code 70009qbs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009qbs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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