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Moderate earthquake: M5.1 quake has struck near Yatsushiro in Japan

Earthquake location 32.5123S, 130.5669WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Yatsushiro in Japan on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/04/16 / 2016-04-19 08:52:14 / April 19, 2016 @ 8:52 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3.19 km (2 miles). The temblor was reported at 17:52:14 / 5:52 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20005jr8. Event ids that are associated: us20005jr8. Exact location, longitude 130.5669° East, latitude 32.5123° North, depth = 3.19 km.

Epicenter of the event was 35 km (22 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kagoshima-shi, Imari, Miyazaki-shi. Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fifty-two, in the past 30 days fifty-two and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 3 km WNW of Yatsushiro, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.5669° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.5123° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 3.19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km WNW 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 08:52:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-19 09:11:31 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 400 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 0.664 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 48 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 us20005jr8 Id of event.
Event Code 20005jr8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005jr8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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