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

Earthquake location 33.2817S, 130.2209WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Saga-shi in Japan on Monday. Exact location, longitude 130.2209° East, latitude 33.2817° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 03:53:07 / 3:53 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 08/07/18 / 2018-07-08 18:53:07 / July 8, 2018 @ 6:53 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000g01v. Event ids that are associated: us2000g01v.

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hondo, Buzen, Kanda (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Kitakyūshū (c. 997 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Sasebo (c. 237 400 pop).

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. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 8 km WNW of Saga-shi, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.2209° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.2817° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km WNW of Saga-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 2018-07-08 18:53:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-07-09 03:32:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 0.571 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 195 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 us2000g01v Id of event.
Event Code 2000g01v An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000g01v, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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