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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Uto in Japan

Earthquake location 32.7247S, 130.6802WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Uto in Japan. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/04/16 / 2016-04-16 19:46:50 / April 16, 2016 @ 7:46 pm. The temblor was picked up at 04:46:50 / 4:46 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 130.6802 East, latitude 32.7247 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20005j23. Event ids that are associated: us20005j23.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kawasaki, Beppu, Tsuma (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 9 km (6 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Beppu (c. 125 100 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days fourty-seven, in the past 30 days fourty-seven and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 4 km NNE of Uto, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.6802° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.7247° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km NNE 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 19:46:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-16 21:19:33 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 0.432 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 91 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 us20005j23 Id of event.
Event Code 20005j23 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005j23, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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