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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag has occurred near Tanabe in Japan

Earthquake location 33.806S, 135.4412WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Tanabe in Japan on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40.38 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 135.4412° East, latitude 33.806° North, depth = 40.38 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:48:01 / 11:48 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/11/16 / 2016-11-19 02:48:01 / November 19, 2016 @ 2:48 am. Unique identifier: us10007ace. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007ace.

Epicenter of the event was 99 km (61 miles) from Ōsaka-shi (c. 2 592 400 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Kobe (c. 1 528 500 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Sakai (c. 782 300 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Nishinomiya-hama (c. 468 900 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Amagasaki (c. 442 200 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Minato (c. 375 300 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Nara-shi (c. 367 400 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nabari, Suita, Kamojimachō-jōgejima.

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. 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: 10 km NE of Tanabe, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 135.4412° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.806° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km NE of Tanabe, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-19 02:48:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-19 03:07:55 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 4.3 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 425 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 1.305 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 55 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 us10007ace Id of event.
Event Code 10007ace An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007ace, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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