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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Makurazaki in Japan

Earthquake location 31.2379S, 130.3221WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Makurazaki in Japan on Wednesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006stc. Id of event: us60006stc. Global time and date of event 17/12/19 / 2019-12-17 20:17:19 / December 17, 2019 @ 8:17 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 159.69 km (99 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 159.69 km, 130.3221° East, 31.2379° North. The temblor was detected at 05:17:19 / 5:17 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Izumi, Kushima, Miyakonojō (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Satsumasendai (c. 73 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Kokubu-matsuki (c. 57 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Hamanoichi (c. 39 500 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 3 km S of Makurazaki, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.3221° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 31.2379° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 159.69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km S of Makurazaki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-17 20:17:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-17 21:40:56 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 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 1.939 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 56 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 us60006stc Id of event.
Event Code 60006stc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006stc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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