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Moderate earthquake 5.2 mag, 167 km ESE of Ohara, Japan



Earthquake location 34.4804S, 141.9648WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 167 km ESE of Ohara, Japan (104 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10006rvp. Unique identifier: us10006rvp. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.9648 East, latitude 34.4804 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 14:34:30 / 2:34 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/09/16 / 2016-09-23 05:34:30 / September 23, 2016 @ 5:34 am.

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 167 km ESE of Ohara, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.9648° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.4804° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 167km ESE of Ohara, 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 05:34:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-23 05:52:16 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 416 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 2.249 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 126 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 us10006rvp Id of event.
Event Code 10006rvp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006rvp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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