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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 5 km SSW of Kumamoto-shi, Japan



Earthquake location 32.7411S, 130.7174WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Kumamoto-shi in Japan. Exact location of earthquake, 130.7174° East, 32.7411° North, depth 10 km. The temblor was detected at 00:50:31 / 12:50 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005i1z. Id of event: us20005i1z. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 15:50:31 / April 14, 2016 @ 3:50 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 8 km (5 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Beppu (c. 125 100 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tsuma, Kawasaki, Akune. Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fourteen 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. 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: 5 km SSW of Kumamoto-shi, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.7174° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.7411° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km SSW of Kumamoto-shi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-14 15:50:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-14 16:36:56 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 312 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 0.405 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 108 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 us20005i1z Id of event.
Event Code 20005i1z An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005i1z, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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