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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Takedamachi in Japan

Earthquake location 33.0072S, 131.3867WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Takedamachi in Japan on Friday. Global time and date of event 07/06/18 / 2018-06-07 20:25:02 / June 7, 2018 @ 8:25 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 119.51 km (74 miles). Unique identifier: us1000ep78. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000ep78. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:25:02 / 5:25 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 131.3867 East, latitude 33.0072 North, depth = 119.51 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Beppu (c. 125 100 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yatsushiro, Tosu, Yukuhashi.

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 4 km NNW of Takedamachi, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.3867° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.0072° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 119.51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km NNW of Takedamachi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-06-07 20:25:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-06-20 22:48:02 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 271 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 0.444 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 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 us1000ep78 Id of event.
Event Code 1000ep78 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000ep78, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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