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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Miyazaki-shi in Japan

Earthquake location 31.7491S, 132.1307WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Miyazaki-shi in Japan on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000dttm. Unique identifier: us1000dttm. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/04/18 / 2018-04-28 04:27:15 / April 28, 2018 @ 4:27 am. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:27:15 / 1:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 132.1307° East, latitude 31.7491° North, depth = 19.6 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 19.6 km (12 miles).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kushima, Tsuma, Nichinan (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Tsuma (c. 34 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Takanabe (c. 22 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Kushima (c. 22 100 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 69 km ESE of Miyazaki-shi, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 132.1307° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 31.7491° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 69km ESE of Miyazaki-shi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-04-28 04:27:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-28 04:49:22 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 298 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 1.733 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 131 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 us1000dttm Id of event.
Event Code 1000dttm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000dttm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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