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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Mitsukaido in Japan

Earthquake location 35.9911S, 139.9422WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Mitsukaido in Japan on Wednesday. The temblor was detected at 07:25:32 / 7:25 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/07/16 / 2016-07-19 22:25:32 / July 19, 2016 @ 10:25 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 43.72 km (27 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006fzz. Id of event: us20006fzz. Exact location, longitude 139.9422° East, latitude 35.9911° North, depth = 43.72 km.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōtsuki, Annaka, Kawaguchi. Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days seventy-one 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.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 4 km SW of Mitsukaido, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 139.9422° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.9911° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 43.72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km SW 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 2016-07-19 22:25:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-07-19 22:53:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 37 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.6 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 402 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 0.312 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 112 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 us20006fzz Id of event.
Event Code 20006fzz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20006fzz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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