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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Nishinoomote in Japan



Earthquake location 30.7296S, 131.3866WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Nishinoomote in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.16 km (22 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/04/17 / 2017-04-30 18:49:45 / April 30, 2017 @ 6:49 pm. The temblor was picked up at 03:49:45 / 3:49 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 131.3866 East, latitude 30.7296 North, depth = 36.16 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008m99. Unique identifier: us10008m99.

Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Kushima (c. 22 100 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Shibushi (c. 18 300 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Nishinoomote (c. 17 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ibusuki, Kanoya, Shibushi (min 5000 pop).

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

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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 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: 37 km E of Nishinoomote, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.3866° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 30.7296° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km 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 2017-04-30 18:49:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-30 19:17:16 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 1.116 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122 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 us10008m99 Id of event.
Event Code 10008m99 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008m99, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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