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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag strikes near Hachijo-jima in Japan



Earthquake location 31.3313S, 141.101WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 229 km SSE of Hachijo-jima, Japan (142 miles). Global time and date of event 22/09/17 / 2017-09-22 23:49:29 / September 22, 2017 @ 11:49 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us2000atex. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000atex. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 141.101 East, latitude 31.3313 North, depth = 28.28 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.28 km (18 miles). The temblor was picked up at 08:49:29 / 8:49 am (local time epicenter).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 229 km SSE of Hachijo-jima, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.101° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 31.3313° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 229km SSE of Hachijo-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 2017-09-22 23:49:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-23 00:00:13 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 432 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 2.086 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.47 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 123 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 us2000atex Id of event.
Event Code 2000atex An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000atex, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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