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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Yonakuni in Japan

Earthquake location 23.9573S, 122.4313WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Yonakuni in Japan. Exact location of event, longitude 122.4313 East, latitude 23.9573 North, depth = 20.87 km. The temblor was reported at 12:30:47 / 12:30 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000aquq. Id of event: us7000aquq. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/07/20 / 2020-07-18 12:30:47 / July 18, 2020 @ 12:30 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20.87 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hualian (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

Did you feel anything?

How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 80 km SW of Yonakuni, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 122.4313° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.9573° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 80 km SW of Yonakuni, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-07-18 12:30:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-19 12:22:01 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 0.733 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 89 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 us7000aquq Id of event.
Event Code 7000aquq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000aquq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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