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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Kumamoto-shi in Japan

Earthquake location 32.7239S, 130.863WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Kumamoto-shi in Japan on Wednesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7.12 km (4 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000gd48. Id of event: us2000gd48. Exact location of event, longitude 130.863 East, latitude 32.7239 North, depth = 7.12 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/07/18 / 2018-07-24 22:31:28 / July 24, 2018 @ 10:31 pm. The temblor was detected at 07:31:28 / 7:31 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 18 km (11 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hiji, Takeo, Dazaifu (min 5000 pop).

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 three and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 13 km ESE of Kumamoto-shi, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.863° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.7239° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km ESE of Kumamoto-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 2018-07-24 22:31:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-07-25 03:46:38 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 0.4 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 99 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 us2000gd48 Id of event.
Event Code 2000gd48 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000gd48, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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