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Moderate earthquake: M5.6 quake has struck near Volcano Islands, Japan region



Earthquake location 23.5921S, 144.306WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was reported Volcano Islands, Japan region (0 miles) on Monday. The epicenter was at a depth of 29.51 km (18 miles). 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: us10004rkg. Unique identifier: us10004rkg. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/02/16 / 2016-02-21 21:26:23 / February 21, 2016 @ 9:26 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 144.306 East, latitude 23.5921 North, depth = 29.51 km. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:26:23 / 7:26 am (local time epicenter).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 144.306° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.5921° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 29.51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Volcano 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 2016-02-21 21:26:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-21 22:05:52 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 0 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 482 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 3.981 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 191 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 us10004rkg Id of event.
Event Code 10004rkg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004rkg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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