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Moderate earthquake 5.2 mag, 96 km SE of Shizunai, Japan



Earthquake location 41.6579S, 143.099WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 96 kilometers (60 miles) from Shizunai in Japan on Monday. Global time and date of event 26/09/16 / 2016-09-26 05:13:24 / September 26, 2016 @ 5:13 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 30.89 km (19 miles). Id of earthquake: us10006sp5. Event ids that are associated: us10006sp5. The temblor was reported 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 earthquake, 143.099° East, 41.6579° North, depth 30.89 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shizunai-furukawachō (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 96 km (60 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 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 four and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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. 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: 96 km SE of Shizunai, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 143.099° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.6579° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.89 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 96km SE of Shizunai, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-26 05:13:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-26 05:27:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 417 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 0.359 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 121 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 us10006sp5 Id of event.
Event Code 10006sp5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006sp5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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