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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag has occurred near Saiki in Japan



Earthquake location 32.6248S, 132.1436WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Saiki in Japan on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, 132.1436° East, 32.6248° North, depth 49.19 km. Global time and date of event 02/03/17 / 2017-03-02 14:53:43 / March 2, 2017 @ 2:53 pm UTC/GMT. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:53:43 / 11:53 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us100086hr. Event ids that are associated: us100086hr. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 49.19 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aso, Miyazaki-shi, Ōzu (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Beppu (c. 125 100 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Tsurusaki (c. 77 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Uwajima (c. 59 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Saiki (c. 49 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

Every 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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: 42 km SSE of Saiki, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 132.1436° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.6248° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 49.19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km SSE of Saiki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-02 14:53:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-02 15:12:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 432 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 1.177 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 61 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 us100086hr Id of event.
Event Code 100086hr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100086hr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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