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Major earthquake, 7 mag strikes near Kumamoto-shi in Japan



Earthquake location 32.782S, 130.7259WA major earthquake magnitude 7 (ml/mb) strikes 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Kumamoto-shi in Japan on Saturday. The 7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:25:06 / 1:25 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 16:25:06 / April 15, 2016 @ 4:25 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kumamoto-shi in Japan (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: at00o5oo9v, pt16106053, us20005iis. Unique identifier: us20005iis. Exact location of earthquake, 130.7259° East, 32.782° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Onoda, Ube, Kagoshima-shi (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 117 km (73 miles) from Kitakyūshū (c. 997 500 pop), 4 km (3 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 137 km (85 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 117 km (73 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 132 km (82 miles) from Shimonoseki (c. 245 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 1 km WSW of Kumamoto-shi, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.7259° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.782° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km WSW 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 16:25:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-15 16:44:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 13 The total number of felt reports
CDI 8.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 8.3 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 1 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 764 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 ,at,pt,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 0.364 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 39 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20005iis Id of event.
Event Code 20005iis An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00o5oo9v,pt16106053,us20005iis, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

1 Comment

  1. Adam

    It’s getting creepy, second day of regular quakes in Japan…

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