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Strong earthquake, 6.4 mag strikes near Katsuura in Japan



Earthquake location 34.4988S, 141.747WA earthquake with magnitude 6.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 149 km ESE of Katsuura, Japan (93 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 141.747° East, 34.4988° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 6.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:14:33 / 9:14 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/09/16 / 2016-09-23 00:14:33 / September 23, 2016 @ 12:14 am. Event id: us10006rte. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006rte. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world.

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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: 149 km ESE of Katsuura, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.747° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.4988° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 149km 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 00:14:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-23 00:40:24 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 8 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.3 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.08 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 635 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 2.12 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.46 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 mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10006rte Id of event.
Event Code 10006rte An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006rte, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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