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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Iwaki in Japan

Earthquake location 36.7542S, 142.0416WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 108 km ESE of Iwaki, Japan (67 miles) on Thursday. The temblor was reported at 15:12:39 / 3:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/10/17 / 2017-10-12 06:12:39 / October 12, 2017 @ 6:12 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.0416 East, latitude 36.7542 North, depth = 23.84 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 23.84 km (15 miles). Unique identifier: us1000aqls. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000aqls. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each 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 six and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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 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: 108 km ESE of Iwaki, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.0416° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.7542° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 23.84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 108km ESE of Iwaki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-10-12 06:12:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-10-12 06:42:11 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 385 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 1.494 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 129 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 us1000aqls Id of event.
Event Code 1000aqls An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000aqls, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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