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Moderate earthquake 5.7 mag, 128 km WSW of Kushikino, Japan

Earthquake location 31.4286S, 128.9585WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 128 km WSW of Kushikino, Japan (80 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 26.07 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 04:20:21 / 4:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 128.9585° East, latitude 31.4286° North, depth = 26.07 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10003ydz. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003ydz. Global time and date of event 14/11/15 / 2015-11-14 19:20:21 / November 14, 2015 @ 7:20 pm UTC/GMT.

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

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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: 128 km WSW of Kushikino, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 128.9585° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 31.4286° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26.07 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 128km WSW of Kushikino, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-11-14 19:20:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-11-14 19:38:53 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 4.15 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 500 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 1.279 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 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 us10003ydz Id of event.
Event Code 10003ydz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003ydz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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