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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 129 km SSW of Nishinoomote, Japan

Earthquake location 29.6163S, 130.5912WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 129 km SSW of Nishinoomote, Japan (80 miles) on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39.83 km (25 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 130.5912 East, latitude 29.6163 North, depth = 39.83 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003bd3. Id of event: us70003bd3. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:38:14 / 11:38 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 15/04/19 / 2019-04-15 02:38:14 / April 15, 2019 @ 2:38 am UTC/GMT.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 129 km SSW of Nishinoomote, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.5912° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 29.6163° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 39.83 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 129km SSW 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 2019-04-15 02:38:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-04-25 03:03:52 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 284 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 3.443 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 137 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 us70003bd3 Id of event.
Event Code 70003bd3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003bd3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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