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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near Kikuchi in Japan



Earthquake location 33.0263S, 131.0689WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Kikuchi in Japan on Sunday. Exact location of event, depth 9.19 km, 131.0689° East, 33.0263° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/04/16 / 2016-04-16 18:30:22 / April 16, 2016 @ 6:30 pm. 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: us20005j1s. Id of event: us20005j1s. The temblor was picked up at 03:30:22 / 3:30 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9.19 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Event epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kashima, Fukuoka-shi, Nōgata.

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 24 km ENE of Kikuchi, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.0689° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.0263° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km ENE 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 2016-04-16 18:30:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-16 21:36:36 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 259 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 0.189 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 98 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 us20005j1s Id of event.
Event Code 20005j1s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005j1s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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