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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Ibusuki in Japan

Earthquake location 31.3708S, 130.6027WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Ibusuki in Japan on Thursday. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:34:38 / 2:34 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 130.6027 East, latitude 31.3708 North, depth = 10 km. 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: 24/08/17 / 2017-08-24 05:34:38 / August 24, 2017 @ 5:34 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ab7j. Id of event: us2000ab7j.

The epicenter was 21 km (13 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Satsumasendai (c. 73 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Kokubu-matsuki (c. 57 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Miyazaki-shi, Minamata, Hitoyoshi (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 one and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 15 km NNW of Ibusuki, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.6027° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 31.3708° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km NNW of Ibusuki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-24 05:34:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-24 06:00:58 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 326 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 0.188 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.52 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 us2000ab7j Id of event.
Event Code 2000ab7j An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ab7j, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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