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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag strikes near Yonakuni in Japan

Earthquake location 23.9578S, 122.4965WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Yonakuni in Japan. Id of earthquake: us100031xw. Event ids that are associated: us100031xw. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 122.4965 East, latitude 23.9578 North, depth = 15.78 km. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:07:59 / 10:07 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.78 km (10 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/08/15 / 2015-08-13 14:07:59 / August 13, 2015 @ 2:07 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hualian (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (56 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop).

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 fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 76 km SW of Yonakuni, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 122.4965° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.9578° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 76km SW of Yonakuni, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-08-13 14:07:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-13 14:33:38 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 7 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 451 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 0.691 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 93 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us100031xw Id of event.
Event Code 100031xw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100031xw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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