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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 149 km SSW of Nishinoomote, Japan

Earthquake location 29.4369S, 130.5896WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 149 km SSW of Nishinoomote, Japan (93 miles) on Monday. The temblor was detected at 00:34:23 / 12:34 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 26/05/19 / 2019-05-26 15:34:23 / May 26, 2019 @ 3:34 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us70003v9s. Unique identifier: us70003v9s. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 36.74 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 130.5896° East, latitude 29.4369° North, depth = 36.74 km.

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 149 km SSW of Nishinoomote, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.5896° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 29.4369° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 149km SSW of Nishinoomote, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-05-26 15:34:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-06-04 15:53:49 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 284 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 3.301 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 130 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 us70003v9s Id of event.
Event Code 70003v9s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003v9s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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