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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Yatsushiro in Japan

Earthquake location 32.5998S, 130.5416WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Yatsushiro in Japan. Unique identifier: us20005jsc. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005jsc. The temblor was reported at 20:47:04 / 8:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 130.5416 East, latitude 32.5998 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 19/04/16 / 2016-04-19 11:47:04 / April 19, 2016 @ 11:47 am UTC/GMT.

Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hamanoichi, Chikushino-shi, Kokubu-matsuki (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Sasebo (c. 237 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Yatsushiro (c. 104 300 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 three, in the last 10 days fifty-four, in the past 30 days fifty-four and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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 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: 12 km NNW of Yatsushiro, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.5416° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.5998° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km 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 2016-04-19 11:47:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-19 12:57:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 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 354 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 0.594 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 86 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20005jsc Id of event.
Event Code 20005jsc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005jsc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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