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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Kumamoto-shi in Japan

Earthquake location 32.8197S, 130.6781WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Kumamoto-shi in Japan. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 04:50:01 / April 15, 2016 @ 4:50 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005kyu. Unique identifier: us20005kyu. The temblor was detected at 13:50:01 / 1:50 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 130.6781° East, 32.8197° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Event epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 2 km (1 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ushibuka, Maebaru, Beppu. Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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: 6 km WNW of Kumamoto-shi, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.6781° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.8197° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km WNW of Kumamoto-shi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-15 04:50:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-05 02:38:02 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 271 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 0.347 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 103 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 us20005kyu Id of event.
Event Code 20005kyu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005kyu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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