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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near Hasaki in Japan

Earthquake location 35.0228S, 141.3978WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 94 kilometers (58 miles) from Hasaki in Japan. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/09/16 / 2016-09-23 06:13:24 / September 23, 2016 @ 6:13 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.98 km (24 miles). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:13:24 / 3:13 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 37.98 km, 141.3978° East, 35.0228° North. Unique identifier: us10006rwa. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006rwa.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 103 km (64 miles) from Asahi (c. 41 700 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Hasaki (c. 39 200 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Katsuura (c. 22 300 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Ōhara (c. 20 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Asahi, Katsuura, Ōhara.

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 nine, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 94 km SSE of Hasaki, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.3978° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.0228° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 94km SSE of Hasaki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-23 06:13:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-23 06:28:59 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 400 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 1.555 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 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 us10006rwa Id of event.
Event Code 10006rwa An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006rwa, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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