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Light earthquake 4.9 mag, 5 km N of Uto, Japan

Earthquake location 32.7292S, 130.6701WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Uto in Japan. Exact location of event, longitude 130.6701 East, latitude 32.7292 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005iwz. Id of event: us20005iwz. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:02:52 / 11:02 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/04/16 / 2016-04-16 02:02:52 / April 16, 2016 @ 2:02 am.

Event epicenter was 100 km (62 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 9 km (5 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Sasebo (c. 237 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Karatsu, Takanabe, Tagawa (min 5000 pop).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 5 km N of Uto, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.6701° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.7292° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km N 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 02:02:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-16 02:22:18 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 369 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 0.431 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 110 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 us20005iwz Id of event.
Event Code 20005iwz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005iwz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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