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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Nishinoomote in Japan

Earthquake location 30.5573S, 131.1283WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Nishinoomote in Japan. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005m46. Id of event: us70005m46. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 42.98 km, 131.1283° East, 30.5573° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/09/19 / 2019-09-27 00:41:06 / September 27, 2019 @ 12:41 am. The temblor was picked up at 09:41:06 / 9:41 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 42.98 km (27 miles).

Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 96 km (59 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Nishinoomote (c. 17 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kanoya, Ibusuki, Nishinoomote (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 two and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 23 km SSE of Nishinoomote, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.1283° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 30.5573° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42.98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km SSE of Nishinoomote, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-09-27 00:41:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-09-27 01:01:25 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 326 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 2.569 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.47 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 us70005m46 Id of event.
Event Code 70005m46 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005m46, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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