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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Kajiki in Japan

Earthquake location 31.7871S, 130.5105WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Kajiki in Japan on Wednesday. Global time and date of event 27/06/18 / 2018-06-27 11:47:47 / June 27, 2018 @ 11:47 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 162.68 km (101 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 130.5105° East, latitude 31.7871° North, depth = 162.68 km. Id of earthquake: us2000fw17. Event ids that are associated: us2000fw17. The temblor was reported at 20:47:47 / 8:47 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tsuma, Miyazaki-shi, Nichinan (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Yatsushiro (c. 104 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Satsumasendai (c. 73 100 pop).

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 two and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 15 km WNW of Kajiki, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.5105° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 31.7871° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 162.68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km WNW of Kajiki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-06-27 11:47:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-07-22 12:10:42 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 271 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 1.369 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 96 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 us2000fw17 Id of event.
Event Code 2000fw17 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000fw17, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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