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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Nishinoomote in Japan

Earthquake location 30.6513S, 130.9915WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Nishinoomote in Japan. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/09/16 / 2016-09-06 17:19:28 / September 6, 2016 @ 5:19 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35.93 km (22 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006mh0. Id of event: us10006mh0. Exact location of event, longitude 130.9915 East, latitude 30.6513 North, depth = 35.93 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:19:28 / 2:19 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tarumizu, Kushima, Makurazaki. Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Makurazaki (c. 25 000 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Kushima (c. 22 100 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Tarumizu (c. 19 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Shibushi (c. 18 300 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Nishinoomote (c. 17 800 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 9 km S of Nishinoomote, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.9915° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 30.6513° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.93 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km S 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 2016-09-06 17:19:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-06 21:04:32 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 326 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 0.972 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 130 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 us10006mh0 Id of event.
Event Code 10006mh0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006mh0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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