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Strong earthquake, 6 mag was detected near Nago in Japan



Earthquake location 27.4708S, 128.5599WA earthquake with magnitude 6 (ml/mb) was reported 113 kilometers (70 miles) from Nago in Japan on Monday. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/09/16 / 2016-09-26 05:19:58 / September 26, 2016 @ 5:19 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 128.5599 East, latitude 27.4708 North, depth = 40.25 km. Id of earthquake: us10006sp7. Event ids that are associated: us10006sp7. The epicenter was at a depth of 40.25 km (25 miles). The temblor was detected at 14:19:58 / 2:19 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nago (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 111 km (69 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 113 km NNE of Nago, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 128.5599° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 27.4708° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 113km NNE of Nago, 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 05:19:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-26 05:38:25 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 554 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 0.682 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 42 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 us10006sp7 Id of event.
Event Code 10006sp7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006sp7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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