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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Yatsushiro in Japan

Earthquake location 32.3969S, 130.5318WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Yatsushiro in Japan. Id of earthquake: us200063y7. Event ids that are associated: us200063y7. The temblor was picked up at 22:08:15 / 10:08 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/06/16 / 2016-06-12 13:08:15 / June 12, 2016 @ 1:08 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 130.5318 East, latitude 32.3969 North, depth = 10 km.

Earthquake epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Yatsushiro (c. 104 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Isahaya (c. 97 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Takanabe, Sueyoshichō-ninokata, Ureshino. 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 13 km SSW of Yatsushiro, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.5318° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.3969° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km SSW of Yatsushiro, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-06-12 13:08:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-06-12 14:19:25 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 0.782 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 72 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 us200063y7 Id of event.
Event Code 200063y7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200063y7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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