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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Sukumo in Japan

Earthquake location 32.7046S, 132.3158WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Sukumo in Japan. Id of earthquake: us70003jzi. Event ids that are associated: us70003jzi. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/05/19 / 2019-05-12 06:07:45 / May 12, 2019 @ 6:07 am. Exact location of earthquake, 132.3158° East, 32.7046° North, depth 36.34 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.34 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 15:07:45 / 3:07 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (55 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Beppu (c. 125 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Tsurusaki (c. 77 000 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Uwajima (c. 59 000 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Saiki (c. 49 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Ōzu (c. 38 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Takanabe, Beppu, Ōzu (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

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 four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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: 46 km WSW of Sukumo, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 132.3158° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.7046° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 46km WSW of Sukumo, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-05-12 06:07:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-12 06:44:57 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 340 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 1.281 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.48 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 101 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 us70003jzi Id of event.
Event Code 70003jzi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003jzi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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