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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Saiki in Japan

Earthquake location 32.6976S, 131.977WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Saiki in Japan. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/11/15 / 2015-11-03 15:55:40 / November 3, 2015 @ 3:55 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 42.35 km (26 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200041lm. Id of event: us200041lm. The temblor was reported at 00:55:40 / 12:55 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 131.977 East, latitude 32.6976 North, depth = 42.35 km.

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Beppu (c. 125 100 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Tsurusaki (c. 77 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Uwajima (c. 59 000 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Saiki (c. 49 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Usuki (c. 35 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nakamura, Kihoku-chō, Aso.

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 28 km SSE of Saiki, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.977° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.6976° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42.35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km SSE of Saiki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-11-03 15:55:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-11-04 16:34:17 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 312 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 1.019 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 67 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 us200041lm Id of event.
Event Code 200041lm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200041lm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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