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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag has occurred near Katsuura in Japan

Earthquake location 34.6571S, 141.2634WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 102 kilometers (63 miles) from Katsuura in Japan on Friday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/09/16 / 2016-09-23 10:28:24 / September 23, 2016 @ 10:28 am. The temblor was picked up at 19:28:24 / 7:28 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10006rxn. Unique identifier: us10006rxn. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.2634 East, latitude 34.6571 North, depth = 35 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).

Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 102 km (63 miles) from Katsuura (c. 22 300 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Ōhara (c. 20 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōhara, Katsuura (min 5000 pop).

Every 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 eleven, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. 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: 102 km ESE of Katsuura, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.2634° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.6571° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 102km ESE of Katsuura, 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 10:28:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-23 11:20:17 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 1.798 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 70 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 us10006rxn Id of event.
Event Code 10006rxn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006rxn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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