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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag was detected near Kyonju in South Korea

Earthquake location 35.7686S, 129.2267WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Kyonju in South Korea on Monday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006p1f. Id of event: us10006p1f. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 129.2267° East, 35.7686° North. The temblor was reported at 20:32:54 / 8:32 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/09/16 / 2016-09-12 11:32:54 / September 12, 2016 @ 11:32 am UTC/GMT.

Close country/countries, South Korea (c. 48 423 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Busan (c. 3 678 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Daegu (c. 2 566 500 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Ulsan (c. 962 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Changwon (c. 550 000 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Pohang (c. 500 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Kimhae (c. 356 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Gumi (c. 291 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gimcheon, Andong, Jenzan (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 8 km S of Kyonju, South Korea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 129.2267° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.7686° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km S of Kyonju, South Korea Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-12 11:32:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-12 11:50:58 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 80 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.3 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 491 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 0.527 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 29 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 us10006p1f Id of event.
Event Code 10006p1f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006p1f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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