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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Takanabe in Japan

Earthquake location 31.9744S, 131.7221WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Takanabe in Japan on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/05/20 / 2020-05-13 04:39:22 / May 13, 2020 @ 4:39 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 13:39:22 / 1:39 pm (local time epicenter). 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: us70009ll2. Unique identifier: us70009ll2. Exact location, longitude 131.7221° East, latitude 31.9744° North, depth = 35 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shibushi, Sueyoshichō-ninokata, Kushima (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 29 km (18 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Kobayashi (c. 39 700 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Tsuma (c. 34 300 pop).

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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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: 27 km SE of Takanabe, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.7221° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 31.9744° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km SE 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 2020-05-13 04:39:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-21 03:21:35 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 259 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 1.176 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 98 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 us70009ll2 Id of event.
Event Code 70009ll2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009ll2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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