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Strong earthquake 6 mag, 56 km SE of Shingu, Japan



Earthquake location 33.3735S, 136.4128WA earthquake with magnitude 6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Shingu in Japan. Event id: us20005du0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005du0. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 136.4128° East, 33.3735° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/04/16 / 2016-04-01 02:39:07 / April 1, 2016 @ 2:39 am. The temblor was reported at 11:39:07 / 11:39 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kōya, Tanabe, Owase (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 105 km (65 miles) from Tanabe (c. 69 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Shingū (c. 31 600 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Owase (c. 22 000 pop), 119 km (74 miles) from Kōya (c. 5 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 56 km SE of Shingu, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 136.4128° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.3735° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56km SE of Shingu, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-01 02:39:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-01 02:57:10 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 9 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.39 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 557 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 2.036 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 27 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20005du0 Id of event.
Event Code 20005du0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005du0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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