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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Yonakuni in Japan

Earthquake location 23.867S, 123.4594WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Yonakuni in Japan. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/02/16 / 2016-02-29 19:47:38 / February 29, 2016 @ 7:47 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004tmh. Unique identifier: us10004tmh. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 25.46 km (16 miles). Exact location, longitude 123.4594° East, latitude 23.867° North, depth = 25.46 km. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:47:38 / 3:47 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ishigaki (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Ishigaki (c. 44 800 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-nine 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. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 81 km SE of Yonakuni, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 123.4594° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.867° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25.46 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 81km SE of Yonakuni, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-29 19:47:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-29 20:07:34 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 385 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 0.724 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 96 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 us10004tmh Id of event.
Event Code 10004tmh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004tmh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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