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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 6 km S of Kumamoto-shi, Japan



Earthquake location 32.7277S, 130.75WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Kumamoto-shi in Japan on Saturday. Event id: us20005izm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005izm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/04/16 / 2016-04-16 12:05:06 / April 16, 2016 @ 12:05 pm. The temblor was picked up at 21:05:06 / 9:05 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12.73 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 12.73 km, 130.75° East, 32.7277° North.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kawasaki, Takanabe, Umi (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 10 km (6 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Beppu (c. 125 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-four, in the last 10 days fourty-two, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days fourty-six 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km S of Kumamoto-shi, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.75° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.7277° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km S 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 2016-04-16 12:05:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-16 12:32:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 0.41 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 104 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 us20005izm Id of event.
Event Code 20005izm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005izm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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