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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Uto in Japan

Earthquake location 32.66S, 130.6019WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Uto in Japan. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:52:06 / 7:52 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005gkh. Id of event: us10005gkh. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 130.6019 East, latitude 32.66 North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 03/05/16 / 2016-05-03 22:52:06 / May 3, 2016 @ 10:52 pm UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the event was 18 km (11 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Yatsushiro (c. 104 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tsukawaki, Amagi, Kobayashi (min 5000 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 6 km WSW of Uto, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.6019° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.66° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km WSW of Uto, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-03 22:52:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-28 04:18:15 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 0.518 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 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 us10005gkh Id of event.
Event Code 10005gkh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005gkh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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