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Moderate earthquake: M5.1 quake has struck near Nishinoomote in Japan

Earthquake location 30.8253S, 131.0228WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Nishinoomote in Japan on Monday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 25.62 km (16 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/08/15 / 2015-08-17 11:40:36 / August 17, 2015 @ 11:40 am. Exact location of earthquake, 131.0228° East, 30.8253° North, depth 25.62 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 20:40:36 / 8:40 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us100032uc. Ids that are associated to the event: us100032uc.

Earthquake epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Kokubu-matsuki (c. 57 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Hamanoichi (c. 39 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ijūin, Kokubu-matsuki, Hamanoichi (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. 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: 10 km NNE of Nishinoomote, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.0228° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 30.8253° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25.62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km NNE 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 2015-08-17 11:40:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-17 13:11:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 400 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 0.838 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 45 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 us100032uc Id of event.
Event Code 100032uc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100032uc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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