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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Uto in Japan

Earthquake location 32.7042S, 130.6956WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Uto in Japan on Thursday. Event id: us20005i0p. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005i0p. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:43:15 / 10:43 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 13:43:15 / April 14, 2016 @ 1:43 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 130.6956° East, 32.7042° North, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 11 km (7 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Yatsushiro (c. 104 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōnojō, Tsuma, Nobeoka (min 5000 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 3 km NE of Uto, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.6956° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.7042° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km NE of Uto, 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 13:43:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-14 20:22:57 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 0.446 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 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 us20005i0p Id of event.
Event Code 20005i0p An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005i0p, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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