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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag has occurred near Kobayashi in Japan

Earthquake location 32.0107S, 131.106WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Kobayashi in Japan on Saturday. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:02:07 / 10:02 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008j3a. Id of event: us20008j3a. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 105.8 km (66 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 131.106° East, 32.0107° North, depth 105.8 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/02/17 / 2017-02-11 01:02:07 / February 11, 2017 @ 1:02 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kushikino, Akune, Uto (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Yatsushiro (c. 104 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 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 seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 11 km ENE of Kobayashi, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.106° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.0107° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 105.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km ENE 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 2017-02-11 01:02:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-25 23:58:26 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 259 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 0.748 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 174 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 us20008j3a Id of event.
Event Code 20008j3a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008j3a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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