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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Iheya in Japan

Earthquake location 27.0341S, 128.2654WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Iheya in Japan. Global time and date of event 15/06/24 / 2024-06-15 03:00:29 / June 15, 2024 @ 3:00 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 03:00:29 / 3:00 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 57.051 km (35 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000msl4. Id of event: us7000msl4. Exact location of earthquake, 128.2654° East, 27.0341° North, depth 57.051 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Okinawa, Katsuren-haebaru, Gushikawa. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 90 km (56 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Katsuren-haebaru (c. 34 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Ishikawa (c. 22 400 pop).

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 two 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 28 km E of Iheya, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 128.2654° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 27.0341° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 57.051 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28 km E of Iheya, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2024-06-15 03:00:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-06-15 03:17:12 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 284 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 24 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.197 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 81 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 us7000msl4 Id of event.
Event Code 7000msl4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000msl4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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