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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag was detected near Ishikawa in Japan



Earthquake location 26.9117S, 127.2388WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Ishikawa in Japan. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:43:27 / 12:43 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20008uci. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008uci. Exact location of earthquake, 127.2388° East, 26.9117° North, depth 85.23 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/03/17 / 2017-03-24 16:43:27 / March 24, 2017 @ 4:43 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 85.23 km (53 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 89 km (56 miles) from Naha-shi (c. 300 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Ginowan (c. 91 800 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Itoman (c. 57 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Tomigusuku (c. 55 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Itoman, Tomigusuku, Katsuren-haebaru (min 5000 pop).

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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 79 km NW of Ishikawa, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 127.2388° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 26.9117° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 85.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 79km NW of Ishikawa, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-24 16:43:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-24 17:17:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 53 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.6 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 425 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 0.926 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 60 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20008uci Id of event.
Event Code 20008uci An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008uci, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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