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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 26 km W of Takedamachi, Japan

Earthquake location 33.0029S, 131.1177WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Takedamachi in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 16/04/16 / 2016-04-16 05:03:58 / April 16, 2016 @ 5:03 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005ixw. Unique identifier: us20005ixw. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.71 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10.71 km, 131.1177° East, 33.0029° North. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:03:58 / 2:03 pm (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Kitakyūshū (c. 997 500 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kashima, Kitakyūshū, Hitoyoshi. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 26 km W of Takedamachi, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.1177° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.0029° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.71 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km W of Takedamachi, 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 05:03:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-16 05:24:55 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 0.236 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.52 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 60 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 us20005ixw Id of event.
Event Code 20005ixw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005ixw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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