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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 10 km SE of Makurazaki, Japan

Earthquake location 31.1978S, 130.389WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Makurazaki in Japan. The temblor was reported at 20:38:52 / 8:38 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 158.91 km (99 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 130.389° East, 31.1978° North, depth 158.91 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/04/20 / 2020-04-20 11:38:52 / April 20, 2020 @ 11:38 am. Id of earthquake: us700090e1. Event ids that are associated: us700090e1. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 43 km (27 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Satsumasendai (c. 73 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Kokubu-matsuki (c. 57 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Hamanoichi (c. 39 500 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Izumi (c. 39 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōkuchi, Izumi, Akune (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 10 km SE of Makurazaki, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.389° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 31.1978° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 158.91 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km SE of Makurazaki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-04-20 11:38:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-20 12:18:19 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 0.315 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 35 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 us700090e1 Id of event.
Event Code 700090e1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us700090e1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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