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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 8 km E of Kobayashi, Japan

Earthquake location 31.9693S, 131.0723WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Kobayashi in Japan. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/12/16 / 2016-12-17 03:20:13 / December 17, 2016 @ 3:20 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 105.43 km (66 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us200081t3. Unique identifier: us200081t3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:20:13 / 12:20 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 131.0723° East, latitude 31.9693° North, depth = 105.43 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ibusuki, Nobeoka, Uto (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 67 km (41 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Yatsushiro (c. 104 300 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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. 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: 8 km E of Kobayashi, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.0723° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 31.9693° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 105.43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km E of Kobayashi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-17 03:20:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-14 04:54:16 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 0.699 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 83 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 us200081t3 Id of event.
Event Code 200081t3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200081t3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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