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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Ishigaki in Japan

Earthquake location 24.9433S, 124.3793WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Ishigaki in Japan. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:30:18 / 11:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 124.3793 East, latitude 24.9433 North, depth = 82.65 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/09/20 / 2020-09-14 11:30:18 / September 14, 2020 @ 11:30 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 82.65 km (51 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bmzu. Id of event: us7000bmzu.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hirara, Ishigaki (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (44 miles) from Ishigaki (c. 44 800 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Hirara (c. 34 400 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-nine 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 70 km NNE of Ishigaki, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 124.3793° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.9433° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 82.65 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 70 km NNE 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 2020-09-14 11:30:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-14 11:50:14 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 1.331 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.55 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 86 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000bmzu Id of event.
Event Code 7000bmzu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bmzu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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