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Moderate earthquake, 5.8 mag strikes near Naze in Japan



Earthquake location 26.9868S, 130.1952WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 168 km SSE of Naze, Japan (104 miles). The temblor was reported at 12:44:29 / 12:44 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005yd1. Id of event: us20005yd1. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/05/16 / 2016-05-27 03:44:29 / May 27, 2016 @ 3:44 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 130.1952 East, latitude 26.9868 North, depth = 10 km.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 168 km SSE of Naze, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.1952° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 26.9868° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 168km 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 2016-05-27 03:44:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-27 04:04:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.04 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 518 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 1.723 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 50 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20005yd1 Id of event.
Event Code 20005yd1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005yd1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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