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Moderate earthquake 5.3 mag, 25 km E of Kikuchi, Japan

Earthquake location 33.0126S, 131.092WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Kikuchi in Japan on Monday. Exact location, longitude 131.092° East, latitude 33.0126° North, depth = 10.7 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.7 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:42:00 / 8:42 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005jgz. Unique identifier: us20005jgz. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/04/16 / 2016-04-18 11:42:00 / April 18, 2016 @ 11:42 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōmura, Tsuma, Shimonoseki. Epicenter of the event was 91 km (57 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Kitakyūshū (c. 997 500 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Shimonoseki (c. 245 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Ube (c. 173 700 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 25 km E of Kikuchi, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.092° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.0126° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km E of Kikuchi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-18 11:42:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-18 11:59:45 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 432 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 0.212 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 52 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 us20005jgz Id of event.
Event Code 20005jgz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005jgz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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