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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag has occurred near Mitsukaido in Japan

Earthquake location 36.0283S, 139.961WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Mitsukaido in Japan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 43.59 km (27 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20006fax. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006fax. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/07/16 / 2016-07-17 04:24:02 / July 17, 2016 @ 4:24 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 13:24:02 / 1:24 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 139.961 East, latitude 36.0283 North, depth = 43.59 km.

Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōtsuki, Kawaguchi, Miura (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 45 km (28 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop).

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

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 2 km WNW of Mitsukaido, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 139.961° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.0283° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 43.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km WNW of Mitsukaido, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-07-17 04:24:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-07-17 04:48:01 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 35 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 0.274 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 121 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 us20006fax Id of event.
Event Code 20006fax An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20006fax, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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