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Moderate earthquake 5.3 mag, 9 km E of Obihiro, Japan

Earthquake location 42.9042S, 143.3169WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Obihiro in Japan on Sunday. Exact location, longitude 143.3169° East, latitude 42.9042° North, depth = 93.02 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 93.02 km (58 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/07/16 / 2016-07-24 02:51:19 / July 24, 2016 @ 2:51 am. Id of earthquake: us20006h69. Event ids that are associated: us20006h69. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:51:19 / 11:51 am (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Kushiro (c. 183 600 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Shimo-furano (c. 25 900 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shizunai-furukawachō, Shimo-furano, Kushiro (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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 9 km E of Obihiro, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 143.3169° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.9042° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 93.02 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km E of Obihiro, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-07-24 02:51:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-07-24 03:09:50 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 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 433 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 0.896 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 125 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 us20006h69 Id of event.
Event Code 20006h69 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20006h69, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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