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Moderate earthquake: M5.6 quake has struck near Iwo Jima in Japan



Earthquake location 24.0137S, 142.3478WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 133 km SE of Iwo Jima, Japan (83 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/09/17 / 2017-09-11 17:35:12 / September 11, 2017 @ 5:35 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 142.3478 East, latitude 24.0137 North, depth = 56.17 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 56.17 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000ak7u. Event ids that are associated: us2000ak7u. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:35:12 / 2:35 am (local time epicenter).

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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 133 km SE of Iwo Jima, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.3478° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.0137° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 56.17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 133km SE of Iwo Jima, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-11 17:35:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-11 17:53:22 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 3.46 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 3.072 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.49 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 39 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 us2000ak7u Id of event.
Event Code 2000ak7u An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ak7u, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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