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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 24 km SE of Miyazaki-shi, Japan

Earthquake location 31.7399S, 131.5914WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Miyazaki-shi in Japan on Tuesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000awlg. Id of event: us2000awlg. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/09/17 / 2017-09-18 16:36:01 / September 18, 2017 @ 4:36 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 01:36:01 / 1:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 131.5914 East, latitude 31.7399 North, depth = 35 km.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nobeoka, Tarumizu, Kajiki. Epicenter of the earthquake was 25 km (15 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Kokubu-matsuki (c. 57 900 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop). Nearby 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eighteen 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 24 km SE of Miyazaki-shi, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.5914° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 31.7399° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km SE of Miyazaki-shi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-18 16:36:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-10-11 18:33:53 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 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 1.507 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 114 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 us2000awlg Id of event.
Event Code 2000awlg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000awlg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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