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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag strikes near Takanabe in Japan

Earthquake location 32.0446S, 131.795WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Takanabe in Japan. Exact location, longitude 131.795° East, latitude 32.0446° North, depth = 31.96 km. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:51:36 / 7:51 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/08/15 / 2015-08-25 22:51:36 / August 25, 2015 @ 10:51 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 31.96 km (20 miles). Unique identifier: us100034x5. Ids that are associated to the event: us100034x5.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Takedamachi, Hamanoichi, Kokubu-matsuki (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Kokubu-matsuki (c. 57 900 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Saiki (c. 49 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kobayashi (c. 39 700 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 29 km ESE of Takanabe, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.795° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.0446° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km ESE of Takanabe, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-08-25 22:51:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-25 23:09:51 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 432 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 1.261 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 50 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 us100034x5 Id of event.
Event Code 100034x5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100034x5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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