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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Uto in Japan

Earthquake location 32.7657S, 130.5546WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Uto in Japan on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 130.5546 East, latitude 32.7657 North, depth = 3.34 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/04/16 / 2016-04-16 08:40:20 / April 16, 2016 @ 8:40 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005iyx. Unique identifier: us20005iyx. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 3.34 km (2 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:40:20 / 5:40 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 94 km (59 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Sasebo (c. 237 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iizuka, Kobayashi, Kawasaki (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days fourty-one, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 13 km NW of Uto, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.5546° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.7657° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 3.34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km NW of Uto, 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 08:40:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-16 09:00:16 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 0.449 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 105 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 us20005iyx Id of event.
Event Code 20005iyx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005iyx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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