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Strong earthquake: M6.6 quake has struck near Kurayoshi in Japan

Earthquake location 35.4S, 133.9WA earthquake magnitude 6.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Kurayoshi in Japan. Global time and date of event 21/10/16 / 2016-10-21 05:07:00 / October 21, 2016 @ 5:07 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 11 km, 133.9° East, 35.4° North. All ids that are associated to the event: pt16295050. Unique identifier: pt16295050. The temblor was reported at 14:07:00 / 2:07 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Kurayoshi in Japan (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 82 km (51 miles) from Okayama-shi (c. 639 700 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Himeji (c. 481 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Kurashiki (c. 437 600 pop), 113 km (70 miles) from Fukuyama (c. 383 300 pop), 119 km (74 miles) from Takamatsu-shi (c. 334 200 pop), 130 km (81 miles) from Akashi (c. 297 300 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Kakogawachō-honmachi (c. 271 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Matsue-shi (c. 156 800 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Tottori (c. 154 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mihara, Sandachō, Akashi.

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

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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: 8 km ESE of Kurayoshi, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 133.9° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.4° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km ESE of Kurayoshi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-10-21 05:07:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-21 05:24:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.6 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 1 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 672 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pt The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 0 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 107.99999136 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pt16295050 Id of event.
Event Code 16295050 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt16295050, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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