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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Takanabe in Japan

Earthquake location 31.9924S, 131.9012WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Takanabe in Japan on Saturday. Id of earthquake: us70006br0. Event ids that are associated: us70006br0. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 131.9012 East, latitude 31.9924 North, depth = 46.64 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:02:26 / 1:02 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 46.64 km (29 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/11/19 / 2019-11-22 16:02:26 / November 22, 2019 @ 4:02 pm.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shibushi, Sueyoshichō-ninokata, Kobayashi (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 46 km (29 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Kobayashi (c. 39 700 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Tsuma (c. 34 300 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Takanabe (c. 22 500 pop).

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

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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: 40 km ESE of Takanabe, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.9012° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 31.9924° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 46.64 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km ESE of Takanabe, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-11-22 16:02:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-11-22 17:01:53 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 1.422 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 126 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 us70006br0 Id of event.
Event Code 70006br0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006br0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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