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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Izumi in Japan



Earthquake location 32.0395S, 130.349WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Izumi in Japan on Saturday. Global time and date of event 02/10/15 / 2015-10-02 19:09:58 / October 2, 2015 @ 7:09 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5.33 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:09:58 / 4:09 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10003jvv. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003jvv. Exact location of event, longitude 130.349 East, latitude 32.0395 North, depth = 5.33 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (57 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Yatsushiro (c. 104 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kumamoto, Nagasaki-shi, Kanoya.

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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 5 km SSW of Izumi, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.349° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.0395° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km SSW of Izumi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-02 19:09:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-02 21:45:17 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 271 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 0.535 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 125 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 us10003jvv Id of event.
Event Code 10003jvv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003jvv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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