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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Nichinan in Japan

Earthquake location 31.4404S, 131.7708WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Nichinan in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 13/07/15 / 2015-07-13 06:52:36 / July 13, 2015 @ 6:52 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us20002x29. Ids that are associated to the event: us20002x29. Exact location, longitude 131.7708° East, latitude 31.4404° North, depth = 40.96 km. The temblor was detected at 15:52:36 / 3:52 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 40.96 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Event epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 101 km (62 miles) from Kokubu-matsuki (c. 57 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Kobayashi (c. 39 700 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Tsuma (c. 34 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kokubu-matsuki, Kobayashi, Kanoya (min 5000 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 42 km ESE of Nichinan, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.7708° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 31.4404° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km ESE of Nichinan, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-07-13 06:52:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-07-13 08:24:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 354 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 1.128 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 168 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 us20002x29 Id of event.
Event Code 20002x29 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20002x29, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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