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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Kurayoshi in Japan

Earthquake location 35.384S, 133.772WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Kurayoshi in Japan on Friday. Global time and date of event 21/10/16 / 2016-10-21 05:53:18 / October 21, 2016 @ 5:53 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 14:53:18 / 2:53 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us20007ftj. Event ids that are associated: us20007ftj. Exact location, longitude 133.772° East, latitude 35.384° North, depth = 10 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kannabechō-yahiro, Toyooka, Kamogatachō-kamogata. Epicenter of the earthquake was 82 km (51 miles) from Okayama-shi (c. 639 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Kurashiki (c. 437 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Matsue-shi (c. 156 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Tottori (c. 154 100 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Yonago (c. 141 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Tsuyama (c. 89 700 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Izumo (c. 89 300 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km SW of Kurayoshi, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 133.772° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.384° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km SW of Kurayoshi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-10-21 05:53:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-21 06:08:21 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 326 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 0.66 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 70 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 us20007ftj Id of event.
Event Code 20007ftj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20007ftj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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