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Light earthquake, 4 mag strikes near Nobeoka in Japan

Earthquake location 32.5918S, 132.098WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Nobeoka in Japan. Exact location of event, depth 43.24 km, 132.098° East, 32.5918° North. Id of earthquake: us100086hv. Event ids that are associated: us100086hv. 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: 02/03/17 / 2017-03-02 15:08:19 / March 2, 2017 @ 3:08 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 43.24 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:08:19 / 12:08 am (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Tsurusaki (c. 77 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Uwajima (c. 59 000 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Saiki (c. 49 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Usuki (c. 35 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nakamura, Tsuma, Ōita.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nineteen 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 40 km E of Nobeoka, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 132.098° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.5918° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 43.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km E of Nobeoka, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-02 15:08:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-02 17:38:30 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 246 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 1.157 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 82 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 us100086hv Id of event.
Event Code 100086hv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100086hv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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