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Moderate earthquake: M5.5 quake has struck near Hasaki in Japan

Earthquake location 35.6325S, 140.806WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Hasaki in Japan. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/02/17 / 2017-02-19 09:19:30 / February 19, 2017 @ 9:19 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 39.43 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.806 East, latitude 35.6325 North, depth = 39.43 km. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:19:30 / 6:19 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20008ks7. Event ids that are associated: us20008ks7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kukichūō, Shiki, Mashiko (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 101 km (63 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 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 one, 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 in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 11 km SSW of Hasaki, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.806° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.6325° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 39.43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km 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 2017-02-19 09:19:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-19 09:39:45 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 33 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 480 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 2.232 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.39 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 98 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 us20008ks7 Id of event.
Event Code 20008ks7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008ks7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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