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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 8 km W of Uto, Japan

Earthquake location 32.6761S, 130.5804WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Uto in Japan on Saturday. Global time and date of event 18/06/16 / 2016-06-18 11:46:56 / June 18, 2016 @ 11:46 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 130.5804 East, latitude 32.6761 North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us2000658i. Event ids that are associated: us2000658i. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:46:56 / 8:46 pm (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 18 km (11 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Sasebo (c. 237 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Yatsushiro (c. 104 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tsuma, Umi, Satsumasendai.

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

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.5804° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.6761° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km W 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 2016-06-18 11:46:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-06-18 12:07:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 355 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 1.168 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 60 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 us2000658i Id of event.
Event Code 2000658i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000658i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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