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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Kitaibaraki in Japan



Earthquake location 36.7719S, 140.6733WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Kitaibaraki in Japan on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 140.6733° East, latitude 36.7719° North, depth = 6.51 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.51 km (4 miles). The temblor was picked up at 02:02:05 / 2:02 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a3d2. Id of event: us2000a3d2. Global time and date of event 01/08/17 / 2017-08-01 17:02:05 / August 1, 2017 @ 5:02 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Oyama (c. 159 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mitsukaidō, Omigawa, Ushiku (min 5000 pop).

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 three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km W of Kitaibaraki, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.6733° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.7719° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km W of Kitaibaraki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-01 17:02:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-01 17:27:23 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 40 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.9 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 408 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 1.099 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 92 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 us2000a3d2 Id of event.
Event Code 2000a3d2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a3d2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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