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Moderate earthquake: M5.7 quake has struck near Izu Islands, Japan region



Earthquake location 30.3018S, 138.8501WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, Izu Islands, Japan region (0 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/02/16 / 2016-02-14 18:09:26 / February 14, 2016 @ 6:09 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000505t. Unique identifier: us2000505t. The 5.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:09:26 / 3:09 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 412.8 km (257 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 138.8501° East, 30.3018° North, depth 412.8 km.

Each 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 one and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: Izu Islands, Japan region. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 138.8501° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 30.3018° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 412.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Izu Islands, Japan region Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-14 18:09:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-14 18:31:07 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 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 2.01 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 2.922 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 93 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 us2000505t Id of event.
Event Code 2000505t An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000505t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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