Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today

Earthquake breaking news, Light World Earthquakes Magnitude 4-4.9

Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Kushima in Japan

Earthquake location 31.0406S, 131.4426WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Kushima in Japan on Tuesday. Exact location of event, depth 50.43 km, 131.4426° East, 31.0406° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/04/19 / 2019-04-22 22:49:32 / April 22, 2019 @ 10:49 pm. Event id: us70003ah1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003ah1. The temblor was detected at 07:49:32 / 7:49 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50.43 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Kushima (c. 22 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Sueyoshichō-ninokata (c. 20 000 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Tarumizu (c. 19 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tarumizu, Miyakonojō, Sueyoshichō-ninokata.

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 three and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

Did you feel the quake?

What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 50 km SSE of Kushima, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

Copyright © 2019 All rights reserved.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.4426° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 31.0406° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 50.43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km SSE of Kushima, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-04-22 22:49:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-04-23 01:32:25 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 312 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 2.133 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 136 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 us70003ah1 Id of event.
Event Code 70003ah1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003ah1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply