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Moderate earthquake: M5.4 quake has struck near Omigawa in Japan

Earthquake location 35.8638S, 140.5913WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Omigawa in Japan. The temblor was picked up at 11:49:54 / 11:49 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 140.5913° East, latitude 35.8638° North, depth = 26.27 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/10/16 / 2016-10-20 02:49:54 / October 20, 2016 @ 2:49 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 26.27 km (16 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20007fic. Id of event: us20007fic.

The epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hino, Machida, Sakado. Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 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 two and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 2 km NW of Omigawa, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.5913° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.8638° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26.27 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km NW of Omigawa, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-10-20 02:49:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-20 03:11:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 22 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5 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 460 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 0.489 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 138 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 us20007fic Id of event.
Event Code 20007fic An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20007fic, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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