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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 40 km E of Nichinan, Japan

Earthquake location 31.5627S, 131.7912WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Nichinan in Japan on Sunday. The epicenter was at a depth of 51.73 km (32 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/12/19 / 2019-12-22 04:44:39 / December 22, 2019 @ 4:44 am. The temblor was reported at 13:44:39 / 1:44 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 131.7912° East, latitude 31.5627° North, depth = 51.73 km. Unique identifier: us70006x1v. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006x1v.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 52 km (32 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kobayashi (c. 39 700 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Tsuma (c. 34 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Takanabe (c. 22 500 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kanoya, Kobayashi, Sueyoshichō-ninokata.

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

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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: 40 km E of Nichinan, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.7912° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 31.5627° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51.73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km 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 2019-12-22 04:44:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-10 06:07:48 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 312 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 1.144 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 193 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 us70006x1v Id of event.
Event Code 70006x1v An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006x1v, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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