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Strong earthquake, 6.3 mag has occurred near Miyazaki-shi in Japan

Earthquake location 31.8039S, 131.8029WA earthquake with magnitude 6.3 (ml/mb) was reported 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Miyazaki-shi in Japan on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us70003j46. Unique identifier: us70003j46. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/05/19 / 2019-05-09 23:48:42 / May 9, 2019 @ 11:48 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 23.97 km (15 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 131.8029° East, 31.8039° North, depth 23.97 km. The 6.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:48:42 / 8:48 am (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 121 km (75 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Kokubu-matsuki (c. 57 900 pop), 128 km (79 miles) from Saiki (c. 49 100 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 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 Saiki, Ibusuki, Kagoshima-shi.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world.

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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: 37 km ESE of Miyazaki-shi, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.8029° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 31.8039° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 23.97 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km 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 23:48:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-10 00:17:25 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.416 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 613 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 1.532 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 20 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 us70003j46 Id of event.
Event Code 70003j46 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003j46, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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