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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Nishinoomote in Japan

Earthquake location 30.8335S, 131.3971WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Nishinoomote in Japan on Tuesday. Id of earthquake: us10008ueb. Event ids that are associated: us10008ueb. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 26.87 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:16:55 / 11:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 131.3971° East, 30.8335° North, depth 26.87 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/05/17 / 2017-05-23 14:16:55 / May 23, 2017 @ 2:16 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tarumizu, Sueyoshichō-ninokata, Nichinan (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Kushima (c. 22 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Sueyoshichō-ninokata (c. 20 000 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Tarumizu (c. 19 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Shibushi (c. 18 300 pop).

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

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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: 39 km ENE of Nishinoomote, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.3971° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 30.8335° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km ENE 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 2017-05-23 14:16:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-23 15:18:43 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 1.053 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 95 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 us10008ueb Id of event.
Event Code 10008ueb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008ueb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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