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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near Kumamoto-shi in Japan



Earthquake location 32.7554S, 130.694WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Kumamoto-shi in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20005i51. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005i51. Exact location of event, longitude 130.694 East, latitude 32.7554 North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 20:10:37 / April 14, 2016 @ 8:10 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 05:10:37 / 5:10 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Earthquake epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 6 km (3 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Beppu (c. 125 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Maebaru, Tsuma, Tagawa (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

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

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 5 km SW of Kumamoto-shi, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.694° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.7554° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km SW 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 20:10:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-14 21:18:12 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.2 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 341 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 0.399 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 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 us20005i51 Id of event.
Event Code 20005i51 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005i51, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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