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Moderate earthquake: M5.5 quake has struck near Kyushu, Japan

Earthquake location 30.4111S, 130.0648WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, Kyushu, Japan kilometers (0 miles) from Kyushu, Japan. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/11/18 / 2018-11-20 19:09:48 / November 20, 2018 @ 7:09 pm. The temblor was reported at 19:09:48 / 7:09 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000hujf. Unique identifier: us1000hujf. Exact location of earthquake, 130.0648° East, 30.4111° North, depth 118.3 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 118.3 km (74 miles).

Event epicenter was 107 km (67 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Makurazaki (c. 25 000 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Nishinoomote (c. 17 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ibusuki, Makurazaki, Nishinoomote (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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: Kyushu, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.0648° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 30.4111° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 118.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Kyushu, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-11-20 19:09:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-11-20 19:38:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 3.63 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 465 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 2.792 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 35 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000hujf Id of event.
Event Code 1000hujf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hujf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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