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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Nichinan in Japan

Earthquake location 31.6726S, 131.8717WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Nichinan in Japan on Saturday. Event id: us60004w21. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60004w21. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.53 km (21 miles). The temblor was reported at 02:11:50 / 2:11 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 131.8717 East, latitude 31.6726 North, depth = 34.53 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/07/19 / 2019-07-26 17:11:50 / July 26, 2019 @ 5:11 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kobayashi, Sueyoshichō-ninokata, Miyakonojō (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Kobayashi (c. 39 700 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Tsuma (c. 34 300 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Takanabe (c. 22 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Kushima (c. 22 100 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 48 km E of Nichinan, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.8717° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 31.6726° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34.53 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48km E of Nichinan, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-07-26 17:11:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-07-26 17:56:50 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 326 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 1.675 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 87 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 us60004w21 Id of event.
Event Code 60004w21 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60004w21, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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