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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Kikuchi in Japan



Earthquake location 32.9677S, 130.8866WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Kikuchi in Japan on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 21:40:01 / April 15, 2016 @ 9:40 pm. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:40:01 / 6:40 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 130.8866° East, 32.9677° North, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005itt. Unique identifier: us20005itt.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Togitsu, Nagasaki-shi, Fukuma. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (52 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Kitakyūshū (c. 997 500 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 6 km ESE of Kikuchi, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.8866° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.9677° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km ESE of Kikuchi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-15 21:40:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-15 22:02:13 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 326 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 0.157 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122 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 us20005itt Id of event.
Event Code 20005itt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005itt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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