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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag was detected near Uto in Japan

Earthquake location 32.7466S, 130.6675WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Uto in Japan on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005iye. Id of event: us20005iye. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 130.6675 East, latitude 32.7466 North, depth = 16.2 km. Global time and date of event 16/04/16 / 2016-04-16 07:02:03 / April 16, 2016 @ 7:02 am UTC/GMT. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:02:03 / 4:02 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 16.2 km (10 miles).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 98 km (61 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Sasebo (c. 237 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Satsumasendai, Tsuiki, Shiida. Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 7 km N of Uto, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.6675° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.7466° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 16.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km N 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 2016-04-16 07:02:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-16 07:28:14 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 433 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 0.41591998 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 32.4 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 us20005iye Id of event.
Event Code 20005iye An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005iye, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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