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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Koya in Japan

Earthquake location 34.0524S, 135.5828WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Koya in Japan. Unique identifier: us70003trc. Ids that are associated to the event: us70003trc. The temblor was picked up at 13:25:11 / 1:25 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 57.45 km, 135.5828° East, 34.0524° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/05/19 / 2019-05-24 04:25:11 / May 24, 2019 @ 4:25 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 57.45 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ueno-ebisumachi, Komatsushimachō, Yawata (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Ōsaka-shi (c. 2 592 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Kobe (c. 1 528 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Sakai (c. 782 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Nishinomiya-hama (c. 468 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Amagasaki (c. 442 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Hirakata (c. 406 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 18 km SSW of Koya, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 135.5828° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.0524° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 57.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km SSW of Koya, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-05-24 04:25:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-31 19:11:19 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 1.455 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 76 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 us70003trc Id of event.
Event Code 70003trc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003trc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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