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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Nishinoomote in Japan

Earthquake location 30.5218S, 131.13WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Nishinoomote in Japan. The temblor was picked up at 12:45:32 / 12:45 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70007vwu. Unique identifier: us70007vwu. Exact location, longitude 131.13° East, latitude 30.5218° North, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/02/20 / 2020-02-18 03:45:32 / February 18, 2020 @ 3:45 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).

Event epicenter was 99 km (62 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Nishinoomote (c. 17 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kanoya, Ibusuki, Nishinoomote (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 26 km SSE of Nishinoomote, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.13° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 30.5218° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km SSE 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 2020-02-18 03:45:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-18 01:51:54 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 340 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 7.408 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 123 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 us70007vwu Id of event.
Event Code 70007vwu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007vwu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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