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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Yatsushiro in Japan

Earthquake location 32.569S, 130.509WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Yatsushiro in Japan on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). 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: us20005it7. Id of event: us20005it7. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:34:13 / 5:34 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 20:34:13 / April 15, 2016 @ 8:34 pm. Exact location, longitude 130.509° East, latitude 32.569° North, depth = 10 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kokubu-matsuki, Amagi, Takedamachi (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 31 km (20 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Yatsushiro (c. 104 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Isahaya (c. 97 400 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 11 km NW of Yatsushiro, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.509° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.569° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km NW of Yatsushiro, 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 20:34:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-16 20:01:30 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 312 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 0.635 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 99 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 us20005it7 Id of event.
Event Code 20005it7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005it7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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