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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag has occurred near Makurazaki in Japan

Earthquake location 31.2155S, 129.3256WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 94 kilometers (58 miles) from Makurazaki in Japan on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:42:18 / 2:42 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 43.76 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/05/16 / 2016-05-07 05:42:18 / May 7, 2016 @ 5:42 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 129.3256 East, latitude 31.2155 North, depth = 43.76 km. Id of earthquake: us10005fp7. Event ids that are associated: us10005fp7.

The epicenter was 105 km (65 miles) from Kushikino (c. 25 700 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Makurazaki (c. 25 000 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Kaseda-shirakame (c. 23 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kushikino, Kaseda-shirakame, Makurazaki (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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: 94 km W of Makurazaki, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 129.3256° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 31.2155° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 43.76 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 94km W of Makurazaki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-07 05:42:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-07 06:01:01 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 416 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 1.007 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 69 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 us10005fp7 Id of event.
Event Code 10005fp7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005fp7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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