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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Saiki in Japan

Earthquake location 32.7338S, 132.2917WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Saiki in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35.24 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 132.2917 East, latitude 32.7338 North, depth = 35.24 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:59:41 / 8:59 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us70003jl5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003jl5. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/05/19 / 2019-05-10 23:59:41 / May 10, 2019 @ 11:59 pm.

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Beppu (c. 125 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Tsurusaki (c. 77 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Uwajima (c. 59 000 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Saiki (c. 49 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Ōzu (c. 38 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hiji, Takanabe, Kitsuki (min 5000 pop).

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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. 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: 43 km ESE of Saiki, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 132.2917° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.7338° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km ESE of Saiki, 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 23:59:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-11 00:36:51 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 370 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 1.252 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 36 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 us70003jl5 Id of event.
Event Code 70003jl5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003jl5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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