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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Tarumizu in Japan

Earthquake location 31.3694S, 130.6856WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Tarumizu in Japan on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/12/19 / 2019-12-08 15:03:56 / December 8, 2019 @ 3:03 pm. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:03:56 / 12:03 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us60006ra8. Ids that are associated to the event: us60006ra8. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 126.25 km (78 miles). Exact location, longitude 130.6856° East, latitude 31.3694° North, depth = 126.25 km.

Event epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Satsumasendai (c. 73 100 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Kokubu-matsuki (c. 57 900 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Miyazaki-shi, Akune, Izumi (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. 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: 12 km S of Tarumizu, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.6856° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 31.3694° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 126.25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km S of Tarumizu, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-08 15:03:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-15 16:02:51 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 1.758 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 84 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 us60006ra8 Id of event.
Event Code 60006ra8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006ra8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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