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Moderate earthquake, 5.8 mag strikes near Nishinoomote in Japan



Earthquake location 30.6419S, 132.8007WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 172 km E of Nishinoomote, Japan (107 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 132.8007° East, 30.6419° North, depth 10 km. Unique identifier: us10004ben. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004ben. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 11:21:12 / 11:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/01/16 / 2016-01-05 02:21:12 / January 5, 2016 @ 2:21 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 172 km E of Nishinoomote, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 132.8007° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 30.6419° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 172km E 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 2016-01-05 02:21:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-05 02:46:23 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3 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 518 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 2.192 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 29 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 us10004ben Id of event.
Event Code 10004ben An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004ben, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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