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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Nishinoomote in Japan

Earthquake location 30.7776S, 131.3981WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Nishinoomote in Japan. Exact location, longitude 131.3981° East, latitude 30.7776° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 29/04/17 / 2017-04-29 19:40:48 / April 29, 2017 @ 7:40 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008m2i. Unique identifier: us10008m2i. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 04:40:48 / 4:40 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nichinan, Ibusuki, Kanoya (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Kushima (c. 22 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Shibushi (c. 18 300 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Nishinoomote (c. 17 800 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 38 km E of Nishinoomote, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.3981° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 30.7776° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km E of Nishinoomote, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-29 19:40:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-29 21:10:16 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 312 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 1.09 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.55 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 126 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 us10008m2i Id of event.
Event Code 10008m2i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008m2i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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