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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Beppu in Japan

Earthquake location 33.2495S, 131.4328WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Beppu in Japan on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/04/16 / 2016-04-20 20:16:52 / April 20, 2016 @ 8:16 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005k9h. Id of event: us20005k9h. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.02 km (5 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 8.02 km, 131.4328° East, 33.2495° North. The temblor was reported at 05:16:52 / 5:16 am (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Kitakyūshū (c. 997 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Shimonoseki (c. 245 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Ube (c. 173 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tokuyama, Uto, Ōmuta (min 5000 pop).

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

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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: 6 km WSW of Beppu, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.4328° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.2495° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.02 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km WSW of Beppu, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-20 20:16:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-20 22:23:41 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 312 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 0.482 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 130 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 us20005k9h Id of event.
Event Code 20005k9h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005k9h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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