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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Kumamoto-shi in Japan

Earthquake location 32.8139S, 130.6468WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Kumamoto-shi in Japan. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:13:21 / 9:13 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/05/18 / 2018-05-06 12:13:21 / May 6, 2018 @ 12:13 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 21.26 km (13 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000dzmt. Unique identifier: us1000dzmt. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 130.6468 East, latitude 32.8139 North, depth = 21.26 km.

Event epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 4 km (3 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tagawa, Maebaru, Iizuka.

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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 9 km WNW of Kumamoto-shi, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.6468° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.8139° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km WNW of Kumamoto-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 2018-05-06 12:13:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-07 01:41:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.3 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 285 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 0.365 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.35 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 106 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 us1000dzmt Id of event.
Event Code 1000dzmt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000dzmt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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