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Moderate earthquake, 5.9 mag has occurred near Kumamoto-shi in Japan

Earthquake location 32.7389S, 130.7249WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Kumamoto-shi in Japan. Exact location of event, depth 1.32 km, 130.7249° East, 32.7389° North. Unique identifier: us20005i1a. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005i1a. The 5.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:03:46 / 12:03 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 1.32 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 15:03:46 / April 14, 2016 @ 3:03 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nakama, Kanda, Fukuma (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 101 km (63 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 113 km (70 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Sasebo (c. 237 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 5 km SSW of Kumamoto-shi, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.7249° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.7389° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 1.32 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km 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 15:03:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-14 15:32:01 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 6 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.8 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 538 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 0.405 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 32 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20005i1a Id of event.
Event Code 20005i1a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005i1a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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