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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near Nishinoomote in Japan

Earthquake location 31.0071S, 131.4543WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Nishinoomote in Japan. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 131.4543 East, latitude 31.0071 North, depth = 33.72 km. Global time and date of event 18/07/15 / 2015-07-18 17:13:21 / July 18, 2015 @ 5:13 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:13:21 / 2:13 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33.72 km (21 miles). Unique identifier: us20002yec. Ids that are associated to the event: us20002yec.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tarumizu, Miyakonojō, Sueyoshichō-ninokata (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Kushima (c. 22 100 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Sueyoshichō-ninokata (c. 20 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Tarumizu (c. 19 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 52 km NE of Nishinoomote, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.4543° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 31.0071° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33.72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km NE 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 2015-07-18 17:13:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-07-18 17:43:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 0.993 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 47 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20002yec Id of event.
Event Code 20002yec An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20002yec, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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