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Moderate earthquake, 5.8 mag was detected near Uto in Japan



Earthquake location 32.689S, 130.688WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Uto in Japan on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 01:44:06 / 1:44 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005ij8. Id of event: us20005ij8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 130.688° East, 32.689° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 16:44:06 / April 15, 2016 @ 4:44 pm.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yukuhashi, Kitsuki, Tsukumiura. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 105 km (65 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Sasebo (c. 237 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 2 km ENE of Uto, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.688° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.689° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km ENE of Uto, 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 16:44:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-15 17:18:24 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 7 The total number of felt reports
CDI 7.9 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 7.48 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level yellow 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 656 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 0.462 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 51 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 us20005ij8 Id of event.
Event Code 20005ij8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005ij8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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