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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Yanai in Japan

Earthquake location 33.8149S, 132.269WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Yanai in Japan on Monday. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:02:31 / 8:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 132.269 East, latitude 33.8149 North, depth = 50.17 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 50.17 km (31 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us70005rfp. Unique identifier: us70005rfp. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/10/19 / 2019-10-06 23:02:31 / October 6, 2019 @ 11:02 pm UTC/GMT.

Earthquake epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Hiroshima-shi (c. 1 143 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Matsuyama (c. 443 300 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Kure (c. 196 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Ube (c. 173 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Yamaguchi-shi (c. 145 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Beppu (c. 125 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Niihama, Ube, Beppu (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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 21 km SE of Yanai, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 132.269° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.8149° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 50.17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km SE of Yanai, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-10-06 23:02:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-06 23:33:21 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 1.341 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 64 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 us70005rfp Id of event.
Event Code 70005rfp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005rfp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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