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



Earthquake location 31.0911S, 131.3302WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Kushima in Japan on Tuesday. Id of earthquake: us2000dx2z. Event ids that are associated: us2000dx2z. Exact location, longitude 131.3302° East, latitude 31.0911° North, depth = 47.98 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:09:22 / 5:09 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/04/18 / 2018-04-09 20:09:22 / April 9, 2018 @ 8:09 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 47.98 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kajiki, Miyazaki-shi, Kagoshima-shi. Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Kokubu-matsuki (c. 57 900 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Hamanoichi (c. 39 500 pop).

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-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.

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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. 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 SSE of Kushima, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.3302° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 31.0911° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 47.98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km SSE of Kushima, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-04-09 20:09:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-10 21:03:59 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 2.064 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.29 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 109 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 us2000dx2z Id of event.
Event Code 2000dx2z An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dx2z, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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