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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 58 km SE of Nishinoomote, Japan



Earthquake location 30.3784S, 131.4548WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Nishinoomote in Japan. Exact location, longitude 131.4548° East, latitude 30.3784° North, depth = 31.94 km. The temblor was reported at 18:09:39 / 6:09 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 31.94 km (20 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/10/15 / 2015-10-03 09:09:39 / October 3, 2015 @ 9:09 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003nc1. Unique identifier: us10003nc1.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nishinoomote (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 59 km (37 miles) from Nishinoomote (c. 17 800 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 58 km SE of Nishinoomote, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.4548° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 30.3784° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58km SE of Nishinoomote, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-03 09:09:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-23 09:05:30 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 259 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 1.418 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 109 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 us10003nc1 Id of event.
Event Code 10003nc1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003nc1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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