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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Makurazaki in Japan

Earthquake location 30.8923S, 129.5823WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Makurazaki in Japan. The temblor was picked up at 14:48:25 / 2:48 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10005fp8. Event ids that are associated: us10005fp8. The epicenter was at a depth of 48.78 km (30 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/05/16 / 2016-05-07 05:48:25 / May 7, 2016 @ 5:48 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 129.5823 East, latitude 30.8923 North, depth = 48.78 km.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kaseda-shirakame, Makurazaki. Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (51 miles) from Makurazaki (c. 25 000 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Kaseda-shirakame (c. 23 700 pop). 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 81 km WSW of Makurazaki, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 129.5823° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 30.8923° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 81km WSW of Makurazaki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-07 05:48:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-07 06:39:06 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 0.966 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 144 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 us10005fp8 Id of event.
Event Code 10005fp8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005fp8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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