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Moderate earthquake 5.6 mag, 44 km ESE of Miyazaki-shi, Japan

Earthquake location 31.809S, 131.8732WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Miyazaki-shi in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003j3g. Id of event: us70003j3g. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/05/19 / 2019-05-09 22:43:24 / May 9, 2019 @ 10:43 pm. The temblor was reported at 07:43:24 / 7:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 131.8732 East, latitude 31.809 North, depth = 35 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Kokubu-matsuki (c. 57 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Kobayashi (c. 39 700 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Hamanoichi (c. 39 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hamanoichi, Kanoya, Kokubu-matsuki (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 44 km ESE of Miyazaki-shi, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.8732° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 31.809° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km ESE of Miyazaki-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 2019-05-09 22:43:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-09 23:00:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 483 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 1.559 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 34 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 us70003j3g Id of event.
Event Code 70003j3g An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003j3g, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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