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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near Nishinoomote in Japan



Earthquake location 29.9958S, 131.2396WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Nishinoomote in Japan on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 131.2396 East, latitude 29.9958 North, depth = 38.09 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.09 km (24 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000dck1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000dck1. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/04/18 / 2018-04-02 19:10:20 / April 2, 2018 @ 7:10 pm. The temblor was picked up at 04:10:20 / 4:10 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nishinoomote (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Nishinoomote (c. 17 800 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 84 km SSE of Nishinoomote, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.2396° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 29.9958° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 38.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 84km SSE 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 2018-04-02 19:10:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-02 19:38:35 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 369 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 3.135 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 133 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 us1000dck1 Id of event.
Event Code 1000dck1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000dck1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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