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



Earthquake location 32.4207S, 131.0616WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Hitoyoshi in Japan. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:35:00 / 11:35 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 131.0616° East, 32.4207° North, depth 124.81 km. Unique identifier: us10008uuv. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008uuv. 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: 24/05/17 / 2017-05-24 14:35:00 / May 24, 2017 @ 2:35 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 124.81 km (78 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nichinan, Tsukawaki, Akune (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Yatsushiro (c. 104 300 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Kokubu-matsuki (c. 57 900 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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 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 NE of Hitoyoshi, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.0616° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.4207° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 124.81 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km NE of Hitoyoshi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-24 14:35:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-25 06:00:28 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 0.719 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 103 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 us10008uuv Id of event.
Event Code 10008uuv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008uuv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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