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Moderate earthquake, 5.7 mag strikes near Nishinoomote in Japan

Earthquake location 30.8134S, 131.4291WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) was reported 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Nishinoomote in Japan on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/04/17 / 2017-04-29 12:32:32 / April 29, 2017 @ 12:32 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008m0g. Unique identifier: us10008m0g. The temblor was detected at 21:32:32 / 9:32 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.39 km (13 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 131.4291 East, latitude 30.8134 North, depth = 21.39 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Miyakonojō, Tarumizu, Sueyoshichō-ninokata (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 108 km (67 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kushima (c. 22 100 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Sueyoshichō-ninokata (c. 20 000 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Tarumizu (c. 19 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Shibushi (c. 18 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 42 km ENE of Nishinoomote, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.4291° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 30.8134° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km ENE 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 2017-04-29 12:32:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-29 12:56:22 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.03 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 501 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 1.087 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 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 mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10008m0g Id of event.
Event Code 10008m0g An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008m0g, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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