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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Ozu in Japan

Earthquake location 32.9766S, 131.0547WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Ozu in Japan on Sunday. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005ldb. Unique identifier: us20005ldb. The temblor was picked up at 16:52:01 / 4:52 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 131.0547° East, latitude 32.9766° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/04/16 / 2016-04-24 07:52:01 / April 24, 2016 @ 7:52 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fukuoka-shi, Kashima, Nōgata. Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 21 km NE of Ozu, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.0547° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.9766° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km NE of Ozu, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-24 07:52:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-24 08:41:54 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 284 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 0.21 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 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 us20005ldb Id of event.
Event Code 20005ldb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005ldb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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