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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Yatsushiro in Japan

Earthquake location 32.5615S, 130.5634WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Yatsushiro in Japan. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005iw0. Id of event: us20005iw0. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 09:16:28 / 9:16 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.37 km (3 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/04/16 / 2016-04-16 00:16:28 / April 16, 2016 @ 12:16 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 130.5634 East, latitude 32.5615 North, depth = 5.37 km.

Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kushikino, Tsukawaki, Amagi (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 30 km (18 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Yatsushiro (c. 104 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Isahaya (c. 97 400 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days thirty-four, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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 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: 7 km NNW of Yatsushiro, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.5634° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.5615° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km NNW 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 2016-04-16 00:16:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-16 00:34:10 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 0.62 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 92 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 us20005iw0 Id of event.
Event Code 20005iw0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005iw0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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