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Strong earthquake, 6.1 mag strikes near Chichi-shima in Japan

Earthquake location 27.7584S, 139.8124WA earthquake with magnitude 6.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 249 km WNW of Chichi-shima, Japan (155 miles). Unique identifier: us2000ahlq. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000ahlq. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 139.8124 East, latitude 27.7584 North, depth = 456.86 km. The temblor was reported at 02:26:49 / 2:26 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 456.86 km (284 miles). Global time and date of event 07/09/17 / 2017-09-07 17:26:49 / September 7, 2017 @ 5:26 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 249 km WNW of Chichi-shima, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 139.8124° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 27.7584° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 456.86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 249km WNW of Chichi-shima, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-07 17:26:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-07 17:43:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 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 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 572 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 2.209 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 29 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 us2000ahlq Id of event.
Event Code 2000ahlq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ahlq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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