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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Ozu in Japan

Earthquake location 32.9639S, 130.9652WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Ozu in Japan. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 130.9652° East, 32.9639° North, depth 10 km. Global time and date of event 17/04/16 / 2016-04-17 04:14:00 / April 17, 2016 @ 4:14 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005j4q. Id of event: us20005j4q. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 13:14:00 / 1:14 pm (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 88 km (54 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ureshino, Takeo, Hondo (min 5000 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 14 km NE of Ozu, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.9652° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.9639° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km 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 2016-04-17 04:14:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-11 05:49:21 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 284 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 0.177 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.55 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 125 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 us20005j4q Id of event.
Event Code 20005j4q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005j4q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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