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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Ozu in Japan

Earthquake location 32.937S, 130.9495WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Ozu in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.57 km (7 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 19:18:16 / April 15, 2016 @ 7:18 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 130.9495° East, latitude 32.937° North, depth = 10.57 km. The temblor was detected at 04:18:16 / 4:18 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005ipp. Unique identifier: us20005ipp.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (56 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kanda, Ōmura, Ureshino (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty, in the last 10 days fourty-five, in the past 30 days fourty-five and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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 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: 10 km NE of Ozu, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.9495° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.937° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.57 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km NE of Ozu, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-15 19:18:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-16 17:38:09 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 298 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 0.197 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 86 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 us20005ipp Id of event.
Event Code 20005ipp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005ipp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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