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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag has occurred near Nemuro in Japan

Earthquake location 43.1235S, 145.5694WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Nemuro in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us100086pe. Unique identifier: us100086pe. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 145.5694 East, latitude 43.1235 North, depth = 82.22 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 82.22 km (51 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/03/17 / 2017-03-03 08:27:35 / March 3, 2017 @ 8:27 am. The temblor was detected at 17:27:35 / 5:27 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yuzhno-Kuril’sk, Kushiro, Shibetsu (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 98 km (61 miles) from Kushiro (c. 183 600 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Nemuro (c. 31 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Shibetsu (c. 21 700 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Yuzhno-Kuril’sk (c. 6 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 22 km S of Nemuro, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.5694° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 43.1235° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 82.22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km S of Nemuro, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-03 08:27:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-03 08:45:52 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 2.2 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 2.098 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 121 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 us100086pe Id of event.
Event Code 100086pe An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100086pe, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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