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Light earthquake, 4 mag strikes near Kobayashi in Japan

Earthquake location 32.1885S, 131.0709WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Kobayashi in Japan. Id of earthquake: us10004g0s. Event ids that are associated: us10004g0s. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 115.61 km (72 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:17:00 / 1:17 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/01/16 / 2016-01-15 04:17:00 / January 15, 2016 @ 4:17 am. Exact location of earthquake, 131.0709° East, 32.1885° North, depth 115.61 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ijūin, Ueki, Hondo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Yatsushiro (c. 104 300 pop). Close 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 occurred 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 24 km NNE of Kobayashi, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.0709° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.1885° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 115.61 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km NNE of Kobayashi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-15 04:17:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-11 00:37:14 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 246 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 0.857 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 149 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 us10004g0s Id of event.
Event Code 10004g0s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004g0s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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