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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Kumamoto-shi in Japan



Earthquake location 32.7956S, 130.7335WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Kumamoto-shi in Japan on Friday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:46:53 / 7:46 am (local time epicenter). 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 22:46:53 / April 14, 2016 @ 10:46 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005i7c. Unique identifier: us20005i7c. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 130.7335° East, 32.7956° North.

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōita, Imari, Fukuoka-shi (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 4 km (3 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop).

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

Questions or comments?

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: 1 km NW of Kumamoto-shi, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.7335° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.7956° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km NW 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 22:46:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-14 23:05:03 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 0.349 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 95 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 us20005i7c Id of event.
Event Code 20005i7c An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005i7c, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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