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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Ibusuki in Japan

Earthquake location 30.8034S, 130.4148WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Ibusuki in Japan on Monday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/12/18 / 2018-12-10 12:17:59 / December 10, 2018 @ 12:17 pm. Exact location, longitude 130.4148° East, latitude 30.8034° North, depth = 89.25 km. The temblor was picked up at 21:17:59 / 9:17 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000itma. Id of event: us2000itma. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 89.25 km (55 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Ijūin (c. 25 200 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Makurazaki (c. 25 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Kaseda-shirakame (c. 23 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ijūin, Kagoshima-shi, Tarumizu. Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 seventeen 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. 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: 52 km SSW of Ibusuki, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.4148° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 30.8034° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 89.25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km SSW of Ibusuki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-12-10 12:17:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-31 07:07:34 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 4.137 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.41 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 131 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 us2000itma Id of event.
Event Code 2000itma An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000itma, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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