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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag has occurred near Uto in Japan

Earthquake location 32.7657S, 130.5299WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Uto in Japan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 31/08/16 / 2016-08-31 21:33:50 / August 31, 2016 @ 9:33 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:33:50 / 6:33 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10006j5f. Event ids that are associated: us10006j5f. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 130.5299° East, 32.7657° North.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tagawa, Iizuka, Kobayashi (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Sasebo (c. 237 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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: 15 km NW of Uto, 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 130.5299° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.7657° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km NW of Uto, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-08-31 21:33:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-08-31 21:47:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 385 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 1.254 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 99 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 us10006j5f Id of event.
Event Code 10006j5f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006j5f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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