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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 169 km SE of Nichinan, Japan



Earthquake location 30.6712S, 132.776WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 169 km SE of Nichinan, Japan (105 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 07:55:36 / 7:55 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 132.776° East, latitude 30.6712° North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004gdi. Id of event: us10004gdi. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/01/16 / 2016-01-18 22:55:36 / January 18, 2016 @ 10:55 pm.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 169 km SE of Nichinan, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 132.776° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 30.6712° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 169km SE 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 2016-01-18 22:55:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-28 00:54:17 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 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 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.161 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 123 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 us10004gdi Id of event.
Event Code 10004gdi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004gdi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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