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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag strikes near Funaishikawa in Japan

Earthquake location 36.478S, 140.6573WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Funaishikawa in Japan on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/07/16 / 2016-07-27 14:47:16 / July 27, 2016 @ 2:47 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 23:47:16 / 11:47 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 46.71 km (29 miles). Exact location of event, depth 46.71 km, 140.6573° East, 36.478° North. Event id: us20006i35. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006i35.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saitama, Ageoshimo, Ashikaga (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 110 km (68 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 8 km E of Funaishikawa, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.6573° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.478° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 46.71 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km E of Funaishikawa, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-07-27 14:47:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-07-27 15:07:20 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 28 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.9 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 462 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 0.45 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97 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 us20006i35 Id of event.
Event Code 20006i35 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20006i35, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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