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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag has occurred near Shizunai in Japan

Earthquake location 41.8926S, 142.2176WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Shizunai in Japan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 65.04 km (40 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/09/16 / 2016-09-26 02:24:38 / September 26, 2016 @ 2:24 am. Unique identifier: us10006sn0. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006sn0. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.2176 East, latitude 41.8926 North, depth = 65.04 km. The temblor was picked up at 11:24:38 / 11:24 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Shiraoi (c. 20 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shiraoi, Tomakomai, Shizunai-furukawachō (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 50 km SSW of Shizunai, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.2176° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.8926° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 65.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km SSW 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 02:24:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-26 02:45:03 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 385 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 0.711 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 76 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 us10006sn0 Id of event.
Event Code 10006sn0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006sn0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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