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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 55 km S of Makurazaki, Japan

Earthquake location 30.7634S, 130.3253WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Makurazaki in Japan on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 130.3253 East, latitude 30.7634 North, depth = 124.21 km. Event id: us2000d1yg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d1yg. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 124.21 km (77 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 21:01:07 / 9:01 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/02/18 / 2018-02-14 12:01:07 / February 14, 2018 @ 12:01 pm UTC/GMT. 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). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kagoshima-shi, Tarumizu, Kanoya (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Makurazaki (c. 25 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Kaseda-shirakame (c. 23 700 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Tarumizu (c. 19 100 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 one and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 55 km S of Makurazaki, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.3253° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 30.7634° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 124.21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 55km S of Makurazaki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-02-14 12:01:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-14 12:30:54 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 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 2.4 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 113 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 us2000d1yg Id of event.
Event Code 2000d1yg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000d1yg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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