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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Shimabara in Japan

Earthquake location 32.7629S, 130.4709WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Shimabara in Japan. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 130.4709° East, 32.7629° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/04/16 / 2016-04-28 06:30:52 / April 28, 2016 @ 6:30 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 15:30:52 / 3:30 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005c3n. Id of event: us10005c3n.

Event epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Sasebo (c. 237 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kobayashi, Iizuka, Kawasaki (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fifty-nine and in the last 365 days sixty-two 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. Every 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 10 km ESE of Shimabara, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.4709° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.7629° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km ESE of Shimabara, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-28 06:30:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-28 06:48:20 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 0.496 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 90 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 us10005c3n Id of event.
Event Code 10005c3n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005c3n, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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