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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Hasaki in Japan

Earthquake location 35.923S, 140.9989WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Hasaki in Japan on Monday. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:59:26 / 6:59 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 17.18 km, 140.9989° East, 35.923° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 17.18 km (11 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007azu. Id of event: us10007azu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 20/11/16 / 2016-11-20 21:59:26 / November 20, 2016 @ 9:59 pm UTC/GMT.

Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Kashiwa (c. 340 200 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Ichihara (c. 283 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yoshikawa, Urayasu, Noda (min 5000 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 three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 25 km NE of Hasaki, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.9989° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.923° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 17.18 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km NE of Hasaki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-20 21:59:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-21 03:46:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 6 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 387 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 1.949 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 103 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 us10007azu Id of event.
Event Code 10007azu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007azu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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