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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 11 km ESE of Tsukawaki, Japan



Earthquake location 33.2372S, 131.2657WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Tsukawaki in Japan on Friday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005cdp. Id of event: us10005cdp. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/04/16 / 2016-04-29 06:09:36 / April 29, 2016 @ 6:09 am. Exact location of event, depth 7.58 km, 131.2657° East, 33.2372° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 7.58 km (5 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 15:09:36 / 3:09 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Koga, Saga-shi, Fukuoka-shi. Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kitakyūshū (c. 997 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Shimonoseki (c. 245 800 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 11 km ESE of Tsukawaki, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.2657° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.2372° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km ESE of Tsukawaki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-29 06:09:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-29 07:21:39 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 0.344 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 125 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 us10005cdp Id of event.
Event Code 10005cdp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005cdp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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