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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near Naze in Japan



Earthquake location 28.7167S, 130.2085WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Naze in Japan. Unique identifier: us10008gxm. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008gxm. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/04/17 / 2017-04-12 13:55:41 / April 12, 2017 @ 1:55 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 130.2085 East, latitude 28.7167 North, depth = 33.14 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33.14 km (21 miles). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:55:41 / 10:55 pm (local time epicenter). 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). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Naze. Event epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Naze (c. 41 400 pop).

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. 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 twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 80 km ENE of Naze, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.2085° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 28.7167° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 80km ENE of Naze, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-12 13:55:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-12 14:14:49 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 400 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 2.54 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.34 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 118 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 us10008gxm Id of event.
Event Code 10008gxm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008gxm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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