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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 10 km SSW of Hasaki, Japan

Earthquake location 35.6456S, 140.7808WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Hasaki in Japan. Exact location of earthquake, 140.7808° East, 35.6456° North, depth 32.27 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/01/17 / 2017-01-13 03:25:29 / January 13, 2017 @ 3:25 am. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:25:29 / 12:25 pm (local time epicenter). 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 32.27 km (20 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007t0n. Id of event: us10007t0n.

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 99 km (61 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Kawaguchi (c. 468 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kashiwa (c. 340 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iwatsuki, Sugito, Shimodate (min 5000 pop).

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

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 10 km SSW of Hasaki, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.7808° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.6456° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 32.27 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km SSW 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 2017-01-13 03:25:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-13 03:55:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 20 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 391 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 2.219 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.48 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 us10007t0n Id of event.
Event Code 10007t0n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007t0n, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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