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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Makurazaki in Japan

Earthquake location 31.1358S, 130.2071WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Makurazaki in Japan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 162.23 km (101 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/08/16 / 2016-08-03 15:46:57 / August 3, 2016 @ 3:46 pm. The temblor was detected at 00:46:57 / 12:46 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 130.2071 East, latitude 31.1358 North, depth = 162.23 km. Event id: us10006afm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006afm.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shibushi, Nishinoomote, Kokubu-matsuki (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Satsumasendai (c. 73 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Kokubu-matsuki (c. 57 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Hamanoichi (c. 39 500 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 17 km SW of Makurazaki, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.2071° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 31.1358° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 162.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km SW 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 2016-08-03 15:46:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-08-22 23:31:54 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 0.427 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.45 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 89 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 us10006afm Id of event.
Event Code 10006afm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006afm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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