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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag strikes near Miyazaki-shi in Japan

Earthquake location 31.756S, 131.8657WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Miyazaki-shi in Japan on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.27 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us70003j8n. Unique identifier: us70003j8n. The temblor was reported at 20:40:36 / 8:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 10/05/19 / 2019-05-10 11:40:36 / May 10, 2019 @ 11:40 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 35.27 km, 131.8657° East, 31.756° North.

The epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Kobayashi (c. 39 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Tsuma (c. 34 300 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Takanabe (c. 22 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nobeoka, Kobayashi, Sueyoshichō-ninokata (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. 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: 45 km ESE of Miyazaki-shi, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.8657° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 31.756° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.27 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45km 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 2019-05-10 11:40:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-10 12:02:25 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 369 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 1.6 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 71 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 us70003j8n Id of event.
Event Code 70003j8n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003j8n, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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