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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 4 km SSW of Kumamoto-shi, Japan



Earthquake location 32.7517S, 130.726WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Kumamoto-shi in Japan. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 130.726 East, latitude 32.7517 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 14:29:58 / April 14, 2016 @ 2:29 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005i1b. Unique identifier: us20005i1b. The temblor was reported at 23:29:58 / 11:29 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 7 km (4 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Beppu (c. 125 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sasaguri, Imari, Tsuma (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. 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: 4 km SSW of Kumamoto-shi, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.726° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.7517° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km 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 14:29:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-14 20:41:18 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 326 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 0.393 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 101 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 us20005i1b Id of event.
Event Code 20005i1b An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005i1b, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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