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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near Nemuro in Japan

Earthquake location 43.0965S, 146.0234WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Nemuro in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004fwv. Unique identifier: us10004fwv. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:53:41 / 7:53 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.2 km (26 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 146.0234° East, 43.0965° North, depth 41.2 km. Global time and date of event 20/01/16 / 2016-01-20 21:53:41 / January 20, 2016 @ 9:53 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yuzhno-Kuril’sk, Shibetsu, Nemuro (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Nemuro (c. 31 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Shibetsu (c. 21 700 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Yuzhno-Kuril’sk (c. 6 500 pop).

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 twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 44 km SE of Nemuro, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.0234° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 43.0965° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km SE of Nemuro, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-20 21:53:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-20 22:13:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 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 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 2.377 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 114 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 us10004fwv Id of event.
Event Code 10004fwv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004fwv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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