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Moderate earthquake: M5.3 quake has struck near Nishinoomote in Japan

Earthquake location 30.4882S, 130.6462WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Nishinoomote in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 64.38 km (40 miles). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:57:12 / 3:57 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/03/17 / 2017-03-17 06:57:12 / March 17, 2017 @ 6:57 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008smk. Id of event: us20008smk. Exact location, longitude 130.6462° East, latitude 30.4882° North, depth = 64.38 km.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kaseda-shirakame, Kanoya, Makurazaki. Event epicenter was 101 km (63 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Makurazaki (c. 25 000 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Kaseda-shirakame (c. 23 700 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Nishinoomote (c. 17 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 43 km SW of Nishinoomote, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.6462° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 30.4882° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 64.38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km SW of Nishinoomote, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-17 06:57:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-17 07:13:38 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 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 1.031 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 108 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 us20008smk Id of event.
Event Code 20008smk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008smk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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