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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Nagasaki-shi in Japan

Earthquake location 32.7024S, 129.9687WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Nagasaki-shi in Japan on Saturday. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 129.9687° East, 32.7024° North. The temblor was detected at 14:30:51 / 2:30 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/02/19 / 2019-02-23 05:30:51 / February 23, 2019 @ 5:30 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000jlx6. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000jlx6.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tanushimarumachi-toyoki, Maebaru, Ōkuchi. Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Sasebo (c. 237 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Yatsushiro (c. 104 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 10 km ESE of Nagasaki-shi, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 129.9687° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.7024° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km ESE of Nagasaki-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 2019-02-23 05:30:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-02-23 06:27:25 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 326 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 0.872 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 229 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 us2000jlx6 Id of event.
Event Code 2000jlx6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000jlx6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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