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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag has occurred near Makurazaki in Japan

Earthquake location 31.0171S, 130.3785WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Makurazaki in Japan. Exact location of event, longitude 130.3785 East, latitude 31.0171 North, depth = 141.09 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100088fc. Id of event: us100088fc. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 141.09 km (88 miles). The temblor was picked up at 03:48:41 / 3:48 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/03/17 / 2017-03-11 18:48:41 / March 11, 2017 @ 6:48 pm.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Miyakonojō, Kushima, Sueyoshichō-ninokata. Earthquake epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Satsumasendai (c. 73 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Kokubu-matsuki (c. 57 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Hamanoichi (c. 39 500 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 thirteen 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. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 28 km SSE of Makurazaki, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.3785° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 31.0171° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 141.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km SSE of Makurazaki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-11 18:48:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-11 19:07:37 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 449 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 0.494 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 28 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 us100088fc Id of event.
Event Code 100088fc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100088fc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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