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Moderate earthquake 5.3 mag, 6 km S of Kumamoto-shi, Japan



Earthquake location 32.7284S, 130.7545WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Kumamoto-shi in Japan on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005i1i. Unique identifier: us20005i1i. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 15:06:22 / April 14, 2016 @ 3:06 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 00:06:22 / 12:06 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 130.7545 East, latitude 32.7284 North, depth = 10 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Miyata, Tsuiki, Karatsu. Epicenter of the event was 103 km (64 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Sasebo (c. 237 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 6 km S of Kumamoto-shi, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.7545° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.7284° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km S 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 15:06:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-14 16:04:30 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 432 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 0.408 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.28 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 us20005i1i Id of event.
Event Code 20005i1i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005i1i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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