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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Kikuchi in Japan

Earthquake location 33.0864S, 130.8355WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Kikuchi in Japan. The epicenter was at a depth of 18.63 km (12 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 18:16:42 / April 15, 2016 @ 6:16 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005in9. Id of event: us20005in9. Exact location of event, longitude 130.8355 East, latitude 33.0864 North, depth = 18.63 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:16:42 / 3:16 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nagasaki-shi, Hitoyoshi, Shimonoseki (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Kitakyūshū (c. 997 500 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Shimonoseki (c. 245 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop).

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

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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: 11 km N of Kikuchi, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.8355° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.0864° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.63 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km N 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 18:16:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-15 19:02:14 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 0 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 0.051 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 53 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 us20005in9 Id of event.
Event Code 20005in9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005in9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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