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Strong earthquake, 6.3 mag strikes near Nishinoomote in Japan

Earthquake location 30.5926S, 131.0371WA earthquake with magnitude 6.3 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Nishinoomote in Japan on Tuesday. Event id: us2000j1d4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j1d4. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Global time and date of event 08/01/19 / 2019-01-08 12:39:31 / January 8, 2019 @ 12:39 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 21:39:31 / 9:39 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 131.0371° East, 30.5926° North, depth 35 km.

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hamanoichi, Miyakonojō, Sueyoshichō-ninokata (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 117 km (73 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 127 km (79 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 116 km (72 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 128 km (80 miles) from Hamanoichi (c. 39 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Makurazaki (c. 25 000 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Kaseda-shirakame (c. 23 700 pop).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 16 km SSE of Nishinoomote, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.0371° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 30.5926° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km SSE of Nishinoomote, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-01-08 12:39:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-08 13:02:10 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 4.579 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 611 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 2.528 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 26 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 us2000j1d4 Id of event.
Event Code 2000j1d4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000j1d4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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