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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Nago in Japan

Earthquake location 26.4102S, 128.6612WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Nago in Japan on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, 128.6612° East, 26.4102° North, depth 28.37 km. The temblor was reported at 05:25:52 / 5:25 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 06/11/16 / 2016-11-06 20:25:52 / November 6, 2016 @ 8:25 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 28.37 km (18 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us100075wa. Unique identifier: us100075wa. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Itoman, Tomigusuku, Naha-shi. Event epicenter was 100 km (62 miles) from Naha-shi (c. 300 800 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Ginowan (c. 91 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Itoman (c. 57 200 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Tomigusuku (c. 55 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 71 km ESE of Nago, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 128.6612° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 26.4102° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71km ESE 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 2016-11-06 20:25:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-06 20:42:37 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 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 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 0.548 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 116 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 us100075wa Id of event.
Event Code 100075wa An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100075wa, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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