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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag was detected near Ozu in Japan



Earthquake location 32.9747S, 131.0127WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Ozu in Japan. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005imz. Unique identifier: us20005imz. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:03:12 / 3:03 am (local time epicenter). 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: 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 18:03:12 / April 15, 2016 @ 6:03 pm. Exact location of event, depth 8.35 km, 131.0127° East, 32.9747° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.35 km (5 miles).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 89 km (56 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Kitakyūshū (c. 997 500 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 109 km (67 miles) from Shimonoseki (c. 245 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shimonoseki, Ōkuchi, Obita.

In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 18 km NE of Ozu, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.0127° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.9747° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km NE of Ozu, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-15 18:03:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-15 18:48:44 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.6 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 434 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 0.188 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 61 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 us20005imz Id of event.
Event Code 20005imz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005imz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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