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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 7 km ESE of Kumamoto-shi, Japan

Earthquake location 32.7581S, 130.8072WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Kumamoto-shi in Japan on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude 130.8072 East, latitude 32.7581 North, depth = 10 km. Event id: us20005il9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005il9. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 02:04:12 / 2:04 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 17:04:12 / April 15, 2016 @ 5:04 pm.

Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Buzen, Tsurusaki, Iizuka (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 12 km (7 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Beppu (c. 125 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 7 km ESE of Kumamoto-shi, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.8072° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.7581° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km ESE 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 17:04:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-15 17:34:48 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 340 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 0.37 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 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 us20005il9 Id of event.
Event Code 20005il9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005il9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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