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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near Nishinoomote in Japan

Earthquake location 30.5455S, 130.9549WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Nishinoomote in Japan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 48.52 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 130.9549° East, 30.5455° North, depth 48.52 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us600088jk. Unique identifier: us600088jk. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/03/20 / 2020-03-03 09:31:14 / March 3, 2020 @ 9:31 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 18:31:14 / 6:31 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 94 km (58 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Makurazaki (c. 25 000 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Nishinoomote (c. 17 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Makurazaki, Kanoya, Ibusuki (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, 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. 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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 SSW of Nishinoomote, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.9549° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 30.5455° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.52 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km 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 2020-03-03 09:31:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-03 10:05:11 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 354 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 1.053 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 168 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 us600088jk Id of event.
Event Code 600088jk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600088jk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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