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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Makurazaki in Japan

Earthquake location 30.9018S, 130.2227WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Makurazaki in Japan on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 130.2227 East, latitude 30.9018 North, depth = 140.53 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:02:55 / 2:02 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/07/17 / 2017-07-19 17:02:55 / July 19, 2017 @ 5:02 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 140.53 km (87 miles). Id of earthquake: us20009y5t. Event ids that are associated: us20009y5t.

Epicenter of the event was 80 km (50 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Kushikino (c. 25 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Ijūin (c. 25 200 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Makurazaki (c. 25 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kushikino, Ijūin, Kanoya (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 41 km SSW of Makurazaki, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.2227° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 30.9018° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 140.53 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km SSW of Makurazaki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-19 17:02:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-20 20:35:37 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 284 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 0.636 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 120 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 us20009y5t Id of event.
Event Code 20009y5t An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009y5t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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