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Moderate earthquake: M5.1 quake has struck near Naze in Japan



Earthquake location 26.5311S, 130.2525WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 217 km SSE of Naze, Japan (135 miles) on Tuesday. Global time and date of event 19/04/16 / 2016-04-19 02:47:01 / April 19, 2016 @ 2:47 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 11:47:01 / 11:47 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 130.2525 East, latitude 26.5311 North, depth = 36.77 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 36.77 km (23 miles). Event id: us20005jpl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005jpl.

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 217 km SSE of Naze, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.2525° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 26.5311° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 217km SSE of Naze, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-19 02:47:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-19 03:05:24 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 400 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 1.797 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 60 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 us20005jpl Id of event.
Event Code 20005jpl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005jpl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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