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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Kumamoto-shi in Japan

Earthquake location 32.7147S, 130.7622WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Kumamoto-shi in Japan. Exact location of event, longitude 130.7622 East, latitude 32.7147 North, depth = 4.13 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.13 km (3 miles). The temblor was detected at 04:51:24 / 4:51 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 19:51:24 / April 15, 2016 @ 7:51 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005iqi. Unique identifier: us20005iqi.

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Umi, Ōnojō, Takanabe (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 12 km (8 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Beppu (c. 125 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 8 km SSE of Kumamoto-shi, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.7622° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.7147° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km SSE 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 2016-04-15 19:51:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-15 21:46:23 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 0.42 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 91 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 us20005iqi Id of event.
Event Code 20005iqi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005iqi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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