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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag was detected near Miyako in Japan



Earthquake location 40.0469S, 143.4827WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 138 km ENE of Miyako, Japan (86 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/07/17 / 2017-07-23 15:35:40 / July 23, 2017 @ 3:35 pm. The temblor was detected at 01:35:40 / 1:35 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.4827 East, latitude 40.0469 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a02t. Id of event: us2000a02t.

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 fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 138 km ENE of Miyako, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 143.4827° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.0469° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 138km ENE of Miyako, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-23 15:35:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-23 15:57:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 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 3.08 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 482 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 1.981 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 132 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 us2000a02t Id of event.
Event Code 2000a02t An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a02t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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