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Moderate earthquake 5.9 mag, 18 km NNE of Daigo, Japan

Earthquake location 36.9179S, 140.4262WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Daigo in Japan. The temblor was picked up at 21:38:50 / 9:38 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us10007naf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007naf. Exact location of earthquake, 140.4262° East, 36.9179° North, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/12/16 / 2016-12-28 12:38:50 / December 28, 2016 @ 12:38 pm.

Event epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Oyama (c. 159 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Shōbu, Noda, Omigawa.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. 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: 18 km NNE of Daigo, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.4262° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.9179° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km NNE of Daigo, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-28 12:38:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-28 13:06:21 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 58 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.57 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 575 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 0.992 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.52 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 91 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10007naf Id of event.
Event Code 10007naf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007naf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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