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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Kitaibaraki in Japan

Earthquake location 36.8152S, 140.7106WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Kitaibaraki in Japan on Sunday. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:26:03 / 11:26 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ac6k. Unique identifier: us2000ac6k. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/08/17 / 2017-08-27 02:26:03 / August 27, 2017 @ 2:26 am. Exact location of event, longitude 140.7106 East, latitude 36.8152 North, depth = 4.32 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 4.32 km (3 miles).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Katori-shi, Edosaki, Ishige (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Oyama (c. 159 900 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 4 km NW of Kitaibaraki, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.7106° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.8152° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.32 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km NW 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 2017-08-27 02:26:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-27 02:51:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 23 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.6 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 395 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 1.053 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 116 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 us2000ac6k Id of event.
Event Code 2000ac6k An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ac6k, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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