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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag was detected near Shizunai in Japan

Earthquake location 42.2646S, 143.0404WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Shizunai in Japan on Sunday. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/04/17 / 2017-04-30 14:42:35 / April 30, 2017 @ 2:42 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 23:42:35 / 11:42 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008m7z. Unique identifier: us10008m7z. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 64.28 km (40 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 143.0404° East, 42.2646° North, depth 64.28 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otofuke, Obihiro, Shizunai-furukawachō (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 56 km E of Shizunai, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 143.0404° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.2646° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 64.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56km E of Shizunai, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-30 14:42:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-30 15:01:13 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 1.882 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 133 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 us10008m7z Id of event.
Event Code 10008m7z An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008m7z, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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