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Strong earthquake, 6 mag was detected near Tamana in Japan

Earthquake location 32.8485S, 130.6188WA earthquake with magnitude 6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Tamana in Japan. The temblor was detected at 21:26:38 / 9:26 pm (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, 130.6188° East, 32.8485° North, depth 23.25 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.25 km (14 miles). Unique identifier: us20005hzn. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005hzn. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 12:26:38 / April 14, 2016 @ 12:26 pm.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saiki, Tsukumiura, Satsumasendai. Epicenter of the earthquake was 86 km (54 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Kitakyūshū (c. 997 500 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Sasebo (c. 237 400 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 8 km SSE of Tamana, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.6188° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.8485° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 23.25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km SSE of Tamana, 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 12:26:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-14 12:57:42 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 18 The total number of felt reports
CDI 7.6 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.24 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 568 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 0.35 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 19 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20005hzn Id of event.
Event Code 20005hzn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005hzn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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