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Light earthquake 4.9 mag, 44 km NNW of Miyanoura, Japan

Earthquake location 30.8147S, 130.4597WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Miyanoura in Japan on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 20:38:30 / 8:38 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/12/20 / 2020-12-24 20:38:30 / December 24, 2020 @ 8:38 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 130.4597° East, 30.8147° North, depth 112.9 km. Unique identifier: us6000d2pk. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d2pk. The epicenter was at a depth of 112.9 km (70 miles).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (52 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Kushikino (c. 25 700 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Ijūin (c. 25 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Makurazaki (c. 25 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Kaseda-shirakame (c. 23 700 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 Kushikino, Shibushi, Ijūin.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. 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: 44 km NNW of Miyanoura, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.4597° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 30.8147° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 112.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44 km NNW of Miyanoura, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-24 20:38:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-24 21:42:06 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 369 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 0.692 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 88 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 us6000d2pk Id of event.
Event Code 6000d2pk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d2pk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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